A PROJECT to restore West Yorkshire’s upland areas is looking for volunteers to work with its scientists.

The EU-funded Moors for the Future Partnership is searching for volunteers to help protect and restore Rishworth Common near Ripponden and Turley Holes near Hebden Bridge.

The project, called MoorLIFE, aims to restore the upland wildernesses which have been damaged by pollution and fires.

Helpers will learn skills for monitoring ecosystems while checking water levels, vegetation cover and native wildlife populations.

Catherine Wynn, MoorLIFE project manager, said: “This unique and beautiful landscape is internationally important and it’s a great privilege to be entrusted with ensuring that it isn’t lost to future generations.

“Local people have a fantastic opportunity to make their own contribution to this exciting and important work and we’re looking forward to building some great teams of local enthusiasts over the autumn and winter.”

For more contact Gareth Roberts on 01629 816596.