3 Valleys Nature Park:
Connecting communities in a sustainable nature park
The rivers in Kirklees have been a wasted asset for decades and the Greenstreams Project is dedicated to changing that for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
One way this can be realised is through the creation of a Nature Park embracing the rivers Colne, Holme and Calder (in Kirklees) and the three canals. A plan for this has been developed by a consortium of local organisations. Following a successful workshop in late autumn of a range of conservation and amenity organisations* in Kirklees, supported by the Environment Agency, a detailed prospectus will soon be available.
A nature park is a linear park in an urban or suburban setting that is substantially longer than it is wide. By increasing access, improving biodiversity and cleaning up the strips close to rivers, canals and streams we can create a valuable asset for everyone living and working in our area.
If you are interested in helping promote our prospectus for a 3 Valleys Nature Park contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
* includes River Holme Connection, Calder Rivers Trust, Mirfield Community Partnership, Huddersfield Civic Society, Kirklees Youth Alliance, Sustrans (Yorkshire), Grow to School CIC and Kirklees Council.
Greenstreams team laying a new pathway on Snow Island in late January 2019