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 who may otherwise not get recognition.

Thank you for your 2022 River Champion nominations

Nominations have now closed. We will be in touch with nominators following the judging process.

  Click here for more information on the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 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 28th June 2022 to receive a River Champions Certificate.
  • Acknowledged on RRC social media platforms.
  • Featured in the RRC Bulletin which is sent out to over 1,750 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.

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.

River Champions:
2021 2020
2019 2018 2017