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A Rotherham nature reserve is to be transformed into a wildlife haven thanks to the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

Kilnhurst Ings is one of 12 sites along the River Don and River Rother corridor being enhanced in the New Year through the Living Don Partnership’s three-year ‘Rotherham Rivers’ programme.

The partnership is a 25 year strategic partnership programme developing a green network from the Peak District to the Don Valley, supporting a range of wildlife .

Rob Miller, wildlife trust living landscapes manager, said: “We’ll be creating new habitats which will improve the site, turning it into a place where a diversity of wildlife will flourish. We hope the improvements will make the site more interesting and enjoyable for people to visit as well.

“The site will probably look muddy and bare immediately after the works, but we’ll be planting aquatic plants and sowing meadow seeds which will quickly establish, and provide food and shelter for wildlife.”