CALDERDALE Council is to give a new look to a nature reserve for the spring.
The work will take place between Elland and Brighouse.
It will hopefully encourage different varieties of wildlife and to help provide better access for wheelchair users and the public.
The work will take place at Brookfoot and Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve, where members of Calderdale Council’s countryside team, together with local volunteers, are laying a wheelchair-accessible footpath.
The improvement work is being supported by the National Trust, Natural England, the Environmental Agency and the Sita Landfill Fund- as part of the reserve covers a former landfill site.
The work is expected to take around six weeks.
During these weeks removal of brambles which have grown over the area and work to conserve wetland areas will also take place.
The improvements will hopefully help to re-establish natural grassland along the riverbank, as well as improving access and producing a more attractive landscape..
The new wildlife includes seven species of dragonfly, moths, butterflies, birds – including waders, ducks and willow warblers – deer and plants.
Clr Amanda Byrne, Calderdale’s community services portfolio holder, said: “Nature reserves are a real asset to communities and we work hard to make our reserves across Calderdale attractive to visitors.
“These improvements will help make Brookfoot more accessible to everyone and ensure we provide the best environment possible for health, education, wellbeing and volunteering.”