Trust shortlisted in TGO Awards for fifth year in a row
Wild land campaigning and John Muir Award cited in nominations - voting now open
The John Muir Trust is once again in the running for the accolade of Outdoor Campaigner of the Year in the annual The Great Outdoors Awards.
According to the respected outdoor magazine, the Trust is one of nine nominees shortlisted for the prize for its wild land campaigning and for the John Muir Award.
We understand that those who nominated the Trust also cited its campaigning work for progressive deer management, its legal challenge to the Stronelairg wind farm and its sensitive management of properties in beautiful locations.
Mel Nicoll, Campaigns Officer for the Trust said, “We are delighted to be shortlisted once again for this prestigious accolade. Many thanks to all those who nominated us.”
Rob Bushby, John Muir Award Manager, added: “This year we reached the milestone of 325,000 people achieving their John Muir Award. It’s heartening that the Trust’s work to get hundreds of thousands of people involved with nature conservation at a local level has been recognised by readers of TGO magazine.”
In other categories, our trustee Chris Townsend – after winning the title in 2016 – has once again been nominated as Personality of the Year. Another active member of the Trust, Rohan Beyts of the North East Members Group has been nominated for an 'Extra Mile Award' for her fundraising and campaigning activities on behalf of the Trust – including swimming across the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpool – and also for taking on Donald Trump in a high profile court case.
Our congratulations to three of the Trust’s Gold Corporate Partners – Tiso & George Fisher (Chain Retailer of the Year), and Berghaus and Mountain Equipment (Brand of the Year) which have also been shortlisted.
*Voting closes November 15 2017.
Image credit: Rory Syme. Picture shows Rohan Beyts fundraising for the Trust by swimming across the Corryvreckan Whirlpool, she has been nominated for an Extra Mile Award.