Ecstatic to announce that George Macintosh from the Slamannan Angling Protective Association (SAPA) has been short listed for the River Restoration Centre’s UK River Champion award. George has put in a tremendous amount of his own time helping the river Avon near Slamannan for the benefit of river wildlife and has personally driven a number of phases of river restoration through the angling club, pulling in £100’s of thousands of pounds worth of funding to support his local river. He also plays a large role in the Trust’s fish in the classroom project helping us deliver the learning programme to several schools in the Avon catchment by helping the Trust manage the project within schools local to the river Avon.
He is a true inspiration to all, especially everyone at the Trust and is highly deserving of the River Champion’s award. George will be attending the River Restoration Centre’s Annual UK Conference next Tuesday alongside Alison and Jonathan and an additional club member to find out if he has won. We will keep everyone posted on the outcome Tuesday evening but would like to congratulate George in his success of being shortlisted so far.