Cleaning Up River Mulde, Germany

EUROPARC Deutschland e.V. supports National Natural Landscapes which include German biosphere reserves, national parks and nature parks.

The River Mulde, which flows from Lake Muldestausee and into the River Elbe in North East Germany is popular with locals and visitors for its recreation opportunities and its surrounding landscapes. In 2013, the River Mulde experienced severe flooding. Since the lake’s altitude is the lowest in the region, litter and rubbish picked up by the floods contaminated and remained in the rivers and the lake.
Photo credit: Birgit Krummhaar
Photo credit: Birgit Krummhaar

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The Project

During this project, Friends Association Biosphere Reserve Middelelbe will:
- Take the lead in organising the local community, a local school and a Junior Rangers event, to clean up the litter along 1-2 km of the River Mulde.
- Study the rubbish collected to analyse the sources of contamination.
- Create events to raise awareness of the issue with local stakeholders.

With grateful thanks to ORTLIEB for their donation towards the funding of this project.

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Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage