A HUDDERSFIELD nature reserve has become one of the first projects in Britain to receive a new National Lottery award.
Dalton Bank Nature Reserve, off Dalton Bank Road, was presented with one of 10,000 blue plaques in a scheme launched this month by the National Lottery.
The plaques, paid for by lottery operator Camelot, depict the lottery's crossed fingers logo and the words Awarded Lottery Funding.
The aim is to highlight where £14bn in lottery cash has been spent over the last 10 years.
The Dalton Bank reserve received £21,000 in June
The launch also marks the National Lottery's 10th anniversary.
Dianne Thompson, Camelot chief executive, said: "We are delighted the plaques will appear on lottery-funded projects, so the public can see how their money has been spent and how - by playing the lottery - they have helped transform communities."
Dalton Bank Nature Reserve, managed by Huddersfield chemical firm Syngenta and Kirklees Council, was given £21,000 grant from the lottery's New Opportunities Fund.
This cash helped to set up the Dalton Wildlife Watch group over the next five years, which will work with schools. The cash also went towards producing a teachers' guide to environmental studies.
The nature reserve has been running for 12 years on 50 acres of Syngenta land next to its chemical plant. It contains woodland, badgers, roe deer and foxes.
Syngenta has paid for most of the work, costing £140,000.