River Champions

The success of projects aiming to improve rivers for wildlife and people is largely influenced by the involvement of volunteers. We understand the importance of this contribution and wish to acknowledge those that may otherwise not get recognition.
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  Click here for more information on the 2018 River Champions  
  Click here for more information on the 2017 River Champions  
'River Champions' seeks to recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of individuals contributing to river restoration in their area. It aims to recognise those dedicating time outside of their day-to-day roles to contribute toward improving rivers for wildlife and people. The selected River Champions will be recognised in the following ways:
  • Invited to the UK River Prize Dinner on April 30th 2019 to receive a River Champions Certificate.
  • Individually acknowledged on RRC social media platforms.
  • Individually featured in the RRC Bulletin which is sent out to over 1,300 contacts from across the UK and Europe.
  • Documented on the RRC website where their contribution and achievements will be detailed on a permanent River Champions webpage.
  • Presented on a '2019 River Champions' poster in the Poster Session at the 2019 RRC Annual Network Conference from 30th April - 1st May 2019.

Thank you for your nominations for 2019 River Champions

Please note, if the nomination is successful we will ask you to send us a photograph of the nominee for advertising purposes (mug-shot or action photo!)

*We suggest that the nominee should not be made aware of the nomination. This will create an element of surprise and will also mean that we can provide you with feedback on the nomination without the nominee knowing.

*Please note, only individuals can be nominated as a River Champion. Any nominations for groups cannot be judged.