Fruit and biodiversity in the Euregio Rhine-Waal
On 15 November 2016, a kick-off declaration to develop a project focused on fruit and biodiversity was signed in Kleve, Germany, in the presence of local media.
A project proposal will be drawn up with the objective of starting an INTERREG project by spring 2017. The aim is to develop a diverse network of fruit-related landscape elements such as tree lanes, orchards and parks, across the Euregio Rhine-Waal. These elements provide societal, economic and ecological improvements such as the strengthening of local tourism, contributing to local identity, a positive effect on pollinating species and regional biodiversity, and improved landscape enjoyment. The project targets all local municipalities, provinces, businesses, citizens and landscape managers.
The project is made possible by the INTERREG-VA programme Deutschland-Nederland, supported by the Euregio Rhein-Waal, and co-financed by the European Union. ECNC is leading the project in cooperation with the municipalities of Overbetuwe, Arnhem, Rheinberg, Ökozucht Buckow GmbH, and the Rivierenland regional tourism office.
The event was reported by local media (in German).