ENVIRONMENTAL groups across Yorkshire, including one in Brighouse, are full of the joys of summer after receiving grants from the Big Lottery Fund.
A total of £135,000 is being shared among 34 green-fingered groups with the Friends of Calderdale’s Countryside receiving more than £4,000 for their Beechwood Park nature reserve.
Many of the activities funded will be taking place over the BBC’s Springwatch Dirty Weekend on June 6 and 7.
The project will see people up and down the country joining in to look after their local breathing place, and do their bit for nature.
Caroline James, Big Lottery Fund’s head for Yorkshire and The Humber, said: “The Breathing Places programme, a joint initiative between Big and the BBC, gives communities the chance to enjoy everything nature has to offer right on their doorstep.
“From butterfly safaris to bird watching, there’s something for everyone, so we hope to see people joining in with the activities on offer at their nearest breathing place, and maybe even volunteering to help maintain them.”
For further details visit bbc.co.uk/breathingplaces