Restoration and proper management of more wetlands is much needed. Dry summers and wet winters will become more frequent. For this, we need to strengthen and restore the sponge effect of our nature.
During this inspiration day of the LIFE BNIP project, we visit the Webbekoms Broek in the Demer valley. Thanks to the LIFE Delta project, we are restoring marshes and wet grasslands in the Demer valley. In order to give wet nature back every chance.
We go on a whole day excursion with our feet in the earth and wetness. To see beautiful and instructive examples that inspire us to get to work ourselves and restore wet nature. This under the guidance of guides Luc Cieters and Jan Ruymen. Luc has been a volunteer in the area for 30 years. He tells us more about the species and target species present in the nature reserve. But also about past and upcoming management works in the nature reserve. For instance, the beaver has been present for a while now and the spotted crake has just found its place. Jan is forester at the Agency for Nature and Forests and project officer for LIFE DELTA. He gives us an insight into the management works carried out in and around the nature reserve (system of 400 ha) in function of that LIFE project. Drainage of ditches for groundwater elevation, making grasslands more fertile and converting poplar plants into manageable wet grasslands are among the topics discussed.
When: 12 October 2022 from 09:30 – 15:30
Where: Diest (Vlaams-Brabant)
The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.