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WORLD WATER DAY GOES NATURA 2000

Natura 2000 sites play a significant role in the protection of water resources and wetlands. In the framework of the World Water Day on 22 March, the two nature parks Öewersauer and Our, together with the nature conservation centre Burfelt of the nature agency, therefore invite you to explore the Natura 2000 sites of the Luxembourg Ardennes – on 12 selected hiking trails – by yourself.

All trails in digital form on geoportail.lu

Living joints around your house

Increase the biodiversity around your house by greening the joints between paving stones, pavement slabs or clinker bricks! The 3 Luxembourg Nature Parks provide a sample pack of 5 g “joint mixture” free of charge to interested participants. It is a seed mixture with small and drought-tolerant species that can easily be swept into the joints.

If you are interested, please send us an e-mail with your name and address.

Foundation of the grain cooperative “Käre vum Séi”

The Öewersauer Nature Park, the SEBES and the LAKU are pleased to announce that on 9 February 2021 the cooperative “Käre vum Séi” was officially founded. A total of 19 farms have joined forces under the name “Käre vum Séi” to grow wheat, spelt and rye in the region of the Öewersauer Nature Park under increased water protection standards. The cooperative has set itself the goal of protecting soil and water and marketing the grain independently. In this way, the farmers actively participate in water protection in the reservoir region and also secure fair payment. This is guaranteed by the bakery Jos & Jean-Marie – Gebäck vum Séi. Jean-Marie Neuberg, one of the managers of the bakery, has worked towards fair payment for the farmers and thus shows great respect for the agricultural work in the region.

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“Loscht op Natur – Swallows” and “Swallows in the nature park”

The biological Station of the Naturpark has edited a new information sheet on the theme of “Swallows”. It treats their biology and the protection possibilities.

To support the house martins in the nature park of the Upper Sûre, we offer to install articial nests and droppings boards on the houses of interested inhabitants of our communes. The nests and the boards will be cleaned during the following years, one time per year, by the nature park.

As the artificial nests should be installed this winter/ early spring, the interested participants should contact us until the 15th of February 2021 by email (ecology@naturpark-sure).

The Éislek on its way to becoming the FIRST Leading Hiking Region

The marking has begun!
The Éislek offers ideal conditions for becoming one of the top hiking regions in Europe, which is exactly what the Regional Tourism Board Éislek is working towards within the framework of the LEADER project “Qualitéitswanderregioun Éislek”. After intensive coordination with the partners of the region, the planning work has been completed so far and the infrastructural work on the hiking trails has begun. The intention is to strengthen the region even more and to increase the hiking experience for locals as well as for guests.

For more information, see the Dossier de Presse from the Office régional de Tourisme Éislek:

Duch vum Séi in a new design

Back to sustainable and local consumption… this idea seems to appeal to an ever-increasing number of people. 12 stakeholders from the Greater Region have joined forces in the Interreg project DEFI-Laine (engl.: MISSION-Wool) to create a cross-border wool processing chain. This enables the production of regional wool products. In this context, the range of “Duch vum Séi” products has now been extended by another limited edition of modern, cosy blankets. The collection is available in the Nature Park shop in Esch-sur-Sûre (15, rue de Lultzhausen), where insights into the art of weaving can still be gained in the museum of the old cloth factory, as well as in the Robbesscheier in Munshausen.

Museum and shop open again!

The museum of the cloth factory and the shop open again for the public on Monday 11th of January 2021. All instructions and sanitary measures in relation with the COVID-19 pandemic are strictly applied.

For more information or if you have any questions, you can contact us by phone (+352 89 93 31 1), by mail (info@naturpark-sure.lu) or via Facebook. 

 

Competition: Äre Projet (m)am Naturpark

The competition for projects with a sustainable character takes place annually in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Spatial Development. Individuals, companies and associations resident in Luxembourg have until 15 March 2021 to submit a project or event. The only condition is that the implementation should take place in one of Luxembourg’s 3 Nature Parks.

Try your luck and win financial aid of up to € 6,000.

Winning projects of the Edition 2019/2020 can be viewed here.