Stunning limestone pavements, ancient woodlands, intimate orchards and meadows and an impressive coastline make Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty one of England's finest landscapes. The work of the AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance this extraordinary place now and for the future.
Bittern Award nominations open
November 4th, 2015
The Bittern Awards were launched in 2009 to recognise groups, organisations or inidividuals who have made an outstanding contribution to Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Past winners include:
2014 Barry Ayre – for his outstanding contribution over many years including his work compiling an historical archive and also as editor of Keer to Kent
2013 David Mower – for his work as Warden at RSPB Leighton Moss and outstanding commitment to nature conservation in the AONB
2012 Ann Kitchen – for her work as Chair of the Bittern Community Interest Company, in particular for setting up the AONB community solar photovoltaics initiative; and also her longstanding contribution to biodiversity recording as part of the Arnside Natural History Society
2011 Peter Goulder and Sheila Porter – for their work to restore an important heritage orchard within the AONB and for hosting successful Apple Days in 2011 and 2009
2010 Martin Wain and Butterfly Conservation (pictured) – for their work to conserve High Brown Fritillary butterflies in the AONB
2009 Colin Peacock – for his longstanding commitment as AONB Executive Committee Chairman and involvement in the governance of the AONB since its designation
If you know someone who has worked tirelessly for the AONB, why not nominate them for the 2015 award using the form. Nominations must be received by 1 December 2015.