Choose the most worthy eco-project. Entry five - John Muir Trust

Over the next few weeks LFTOers will get the chance to choose their most worthwhile outdoor project.

Association for ConservationWe will present six projects from different groups then, once you have seen them all, we'll ask you to vote for which you think most deserves money from the EOG Association for Conservation.

This is a group of outdoor brands and retailers that give money directly to conservation projects worldwide.

So far they have supported 21 projects to the tune of EUR500,000. 

Member brands in the UK include Berghaus, Lowe Alpine UK, Hagl�fs, Pertex, The North Face, Mountain Equipment, Grangers, Nikwax, Paramo, Snugpack, SGB Magazine.

Each of the six projects can ask for up to EUR30,000.

We will present the projects over the next two weeks, then we'll open up the poll at Noon on Wednesday, 27th January.

So our fifth project is...

The John Muir Trust

 John Muir Trust logo

What we're about
The John Muir Trust is the UK�s leading wild land conservation charity. We are custodians of some of the most iconic wild land in Scotland including Britain�s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

John Muir TrustWhat we propose to do
At Ben Nevis, the Trust aims to balance visitor access and experience with the protection and restoration of native habitat and wildlife.

We do this by allowing open access on good footpaths, the removal of rubbish, restoration of native woodlands and promoting environmental awareness.

Why LFTOers should vote for us
Ben Nevis is quite unlike any other mountain in Britain; with an arctic plateau, a gigantic north face, and the beautiful Steall gorge.

The area offers some of the best walks, scrambles and climbs in the UK.  

However, with over 150,000 visits a year, this unique mountain environment is under constant pressure and takes a lot of looking after.
We need your vote to help us and our partners maintain good quality access and footpaths. We face an ongoing battle to remove the rubbish which blights the mountain.

Sara McCarter, of the John Muir TrustThis includes drink bottles, barbecues, banana skins (unable to decompose in the freezing conditions) random cairns and inappropriate memorials.
Ben Nevis is wild land at its best; we want to preserve this quality for nature and people, so that wildlife flourishes and the Ben�s many visitors can get access and enjoy its breathtaking beauty.

Click here to find out more about the John Muir Trust


Voting begins at noon on Wednesday, 27th January