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Improved understanding and awareness of importance of natural environment and heritage. Improved access and enjoyment of natural environment and heritage. Reduction of impact on the natural environment. Creation of a more sustainable environment.

Improvements to the Caldon Canal

The Caldon Canal is used as the infrastructure for accredited training for young people to enhance their employability via skills enhancement and broadening their social skills through teamworking. A mixture of well established and new volunteers - groups and individuals - and unemployed young people undertake environmental, heritage and access improvements, improving the wildlife, heritage and tourism value of the canal.

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Nature friendly maintenance of water buffers

In order to prevent flooding, buffers that stockpile water during heavy rain were realised. Based on conservation plans, social economy enterprises are hired for the green maintenance. This gives them a long time work perspective.

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Amphibian projects and willow coppicing

Peoples living in Mid-West-Flanders often do not know their own region or the nature that is present within the region. Thanks to volunteering in two kind of projects supporting amphibians, they appreciate nature more.

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