NYMA President's Awards
Conservationists have the chance to access funds for projects in the North York Moors National Park. The North Yorkshire Moors Association offers a grant to anyone with a good idea for an environmental scheme, which will in some way benefit the Park. The bi-annual award was set up in 2000 and so far it has seen some really innovative and fascinating research completed. One project was on a study of wading birds in the Park and another looked at how the moorland had regenerated at a former missile tracker site at RAF Fylingdales. Butterflies within the moors was the subject of a research paper which led to the creation of vital new habitats to support eight rare species.
Monies for the presidents fund came from the overflow of public donations for the millennium stone project in the year 2000. The millennium stone is a monolith set up to mark the beginning of the new millennium and stands close to the Rosedale road by the junction to Fryupdale. If you are able to contribute towards this award we would welcome donations for the 2012 Presidents Award.