Watershed ends the year on a high
Watershed Landscape, based in Hebden Bridge, has been recognised as one of the UK’s best environment projects at The National Lottery Awards 2012.
The project beat hundreds across the UK to take home a runner-up trophy in The National Lottery Awards, broadcast live on BBC One last month and hosted by actor John Barrowman.
Representatives from the project mingled with celebrity guests at the star-studded event, including singers Melanie C and Leona Lewis, Eastenders actors Rita Simons and Danielle Harold.
Accepting the accolade Robin Gray, project manager at Watershed Landscape, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support we have received during the public voting, not only from our local community but also from friends and supporters all over the country.
“We have enjoyed every moment of sharing our achievements with others. These awards have given us a great opportunity to highlight the difference our project has made to our local community.”
Watershed Landscape is a combination of conservation, restoration and education initiatives aimed at encouraging a new appreciation of the local landscape.
l Author Anna Chilvers, who has been a writer-in-residence for the Watershed Landscape project, has written a collection of short stories called Legging It, about people’s relationships with their landscape. It is available from The Bookcase in Market Street and the Canal and Visitor Centre, Hebden Bridge.
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