TOP PRIZE FOR YOUTH VOLUNTEER
A volunteer on the Peak District’s Eastern Moors was presented with the Young Volunteer of the Year Award at the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards recently. Osian Wilson, aged 17, has volunteered with the Eastern Moors Partnership for over three years, firstly as a Youth Ranger and now as a Conservation Trainee. He is hoping the award will help him to raise awareness of a campaign he has started to end littering through education in schools. For details of Osian’s litter campaign see www.facebook.com/ battlingthelitter.
The Youth Ranger group, where Osian began his volunteering, was also recognised at the awards, coming runner-up in the Groups category.