Today Natuurpunt Het Burreken and KSA Elst cleaned up the Krombeek together. The municipality of Brakel provided logistical support for the collection of the waste.
Renaat Vermeulen: “Under the approving eye of the ships of the Environment Peter Vanderstuyf, the clean-up work was started.
The Krombeek runs through the nature reserve Het Burreken and has carved out a beautiful valley up to 20 m deep in some places. Erosion and years of influx of rubble impeded the passage of the rare species of fish that occur in the Krombeek in various places. Brook lamprey and Bullhead are 2 such species. They must be able to swim far enough upstream to spawn. Transverse debris and pollution are a major problem for these endangered fish species.
Furthermore, it is of course not possible that all kinds of waste and plastic lying around in this beautiful valley.
The KSA members and the volunteers of Natuurpunt worked all afternoon to remove rubble and waste. A lot of climbing had to be done. A real sail rope is stretched to let the children into the valley.
Afterwards, at the Faunahuis of Natuurpunt www.faunahuis.be drank a glass.
A wonderful environmental initiative by motivated young people. Top!”