Posted: 13.09.12

We are really excited to announce that the Watershed Landscape project is one of just ten projects from across the UK to reach the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards 2012 in the category of Best Environmental Project.

We now need your vote to help us get through to the next stage!

The Awards are an annual search to find the UKís favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they recognise and celebrate the difference that Lottery-funded projects make to communities across the UK. The winners will be featured on a BBC One TV show.

The aims of the Watershed Landscape Project are to protect and enhance the unique natural and historic features of the South Pennine uplands and to encourage greater understanding and enjoyment of the area so that it is further valued and protected. Since 2009, the project has been telling the fascinating stories of the moors by offering opportunities to get involved in local heritage projects, delivering moorland conservation initiatives, developing resources to help people explore the landscape, hosting exciting events and activities, managing an innovative creative arts programme, and working hand-in-hand with local communities and schools.

Volunteers are at the core of this Project: guiding, inspiring and carrying out landscape restoration so winning an award would recognise their toil and passion for the uplands at the highest level.

Voting for the finals starts at 9am on Tuesday 26 June and ends at midnight on Sunday 22 July.

To register your vote for the Watershed Landscape Project, call 0844 836 9699 or visit

For more information on the project visit the Watershed Landscape website.

The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, South Pennine LEADER and the local authority partners of Pennine Prospects.

Yorkshire Water United Utilities Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council National Farmers Union
South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
Bradford District Council Northern Rail Natural England Environment Agency The National Trust