Conservationists have been given funding for a scheme to improve wildlife habitats and create a heritage trial around a South Yorkshire waterway.
The Don Catchment Rivers Trust was awarded £81, 646 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its proposed Living Heritage of the River Don project.
The money will be used help the group prepare an application for a full grant at a later date.
Their scheme involves working with partner agencies to increase the number of salmon in the river. The group also hopes to establish a long-distance heritage trail from Doncaster to Sheffield.
David Rowley, chairman of Don Catchment Rivers Trust, said: “We’re delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given us this support.
“The rivers of the Don catchment historically provided prosperity to South Yorkshire, it’s time to recognise, restore and celebrate their contribution to our heritage.
“We hope to capture the imagination of the people of South Yorkshire with the return of salmon to the River Don and the creation of a long distance heritage trail along the river and canal.”