A river comes back to life

The NABU project for the restoration of the Lower Havel

NABU is carrying out the largest river restoration in Central Europe with the water strip project "Lower Havel Lowlands between Pritzerbe and Gnevsdorf". This is made possible thanks to the financial support of the federal government as well as the states of Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt - whereby the NABU's own contribution amounts to 1.6 million euros.

The project is complemented

through accompanying measures, to which the states of Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt also contribute with the help of EU funds. In addition, NABU is raising a significant amount of additional funds here.

The Lower Havel is a wetland of international importance. We want to renaturalize the developed river and create new natural paradises.

In a decade

the Lower Havel is said to be a living river again.

NABU wants to reconnect old arms, remove bank fortifications, activate flood channels and establish banks and floodplain forests. In addition, dyke sections are to be dismantled and flood grassland to be gained for flood protection. Help create a haven for more than 1,000 species!

For a lively Havel - renaturate with!

Sign up and become a river savior

In autumn there is again the special opportunity to actively help with the Havel renaturation. NABU is looking for small groups of conservationists to plant willow cuttings together, maintain areas and much more– take part!


photo: Susanne Schinke

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International species protection projects

Otter - Lower Havel

Let the Havel live - 1,100 species need their home

Naturschutzbund Deutschland e. V.

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