Don Catchment Rivers Trust wins the UK’s first Prix Charles Ritz

The judging team agreed that the Living Heritage of the Don project reflected the innovative nature of contemporary urban river restoration, with its blend of technical excellence, partnership working, community engagement, long-term monitoring, and above all fish passage improvement — so that salmon are now reappearing in the post-industrial heart of Sheffield after an absence of 200 years.

The project has received a £2500 donation from the Fario Club supported by Peter Ahluwalia Bellinvest Global Equity Fund together with a sculpture of a kingfisher, the river watcher, cast by reknowed bird sculptor Paul Harvey.

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Ritz prize River Don 2019
Laurent Sainsot IFC president, Albert Roux OBE chairman of the judges panel, and the DCRT winning team, Sally Hyslop, David Rowley chairman of trustees with Paul Harvey’s trophy, Edward Shaw director with the £2500 donation supported by Belinvest Global Equity Fund, Matt Duffy with the AR Lenoble magnum prize, Rachel Walker