2011 Stoney Heap Surface Mine Received a County Durham Environment Awards
2010 Bleak House (Staffordshire) Designation by Natural England as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
2009 Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve Received a Site Award at the Durham Biodiversity Partnership 10 Year Anniversary Awards (in partnership with Durham Wildlife Trust and Sunderland City Council).
2007 Southfield Surface Mine Received a County Durham Environment Awards
2005 Bleak House Received a Staffordshire Green Award
2005 Eldon Tip and Deep Surface Mine Received a County Durham Environment Award
2005 Southfield Surface Mine Received a Durham Wildlife Trust award.
2002 Woodside Drift Received a County Durham Environment Award
2000 Rainton Meadows Awarded Best Restoration in the Past Ten Years, County Durham Environment Awards & Civic Trust Awards
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