Additional events will take place within the scope of the land consolidation procedure. There were already two major information events in this context, on 30 June 2011 and 27 November 2012, both of which were attended by over 200 land owners.
Opening event in Resse on 14 September 2012
The Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection had extended invitations to the opening event, held on the Friday morning at the “Heidegasthof Löns” restaurant in Resse, for the renaturalisation of the “Hannoversche Moorgeest” peat bog area. The Minister for the Environment of Lower Saxony at the time, Dr. Stefan Birkner, presented the partners and the management of the EU LIFE Project to an audience of 120 persons.
The question regarding “Why raised bog protection with LIFE+?” was addressed in detail by Dr. Heike Bockmann, head of the section responsible for nature conservation at the Lower Saxony Water Management, Coastal Defence and Nature Conservation Agency (NLWKN). Susanne Brosch (NLWKN project manager) then dealt specifically with the project objectives, the planned measures and the project partner, the Hanover Region communal organisation. Sonja Papenfuss, head of the Hanover Region communal organisation department in charge of environmental affairs, explained that Hanover Region communal organisation will seek the necessary approvals and implement management and development measures. Land consolidation was the topic that dominated the subsequent discussions with the citizens in attendance.
Questions regarding the project’s funding, arrangements on hunting on Otternhagener Moor and the problem of drainage were also discussed, however. All of the speakers had pointed out prior to this informative event that involvement of the population was particularly important to them.
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