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Dutch province donates jeeps to Odra Delta in Poland
The Dutch province of Noord-Brabant has donated two jeeps to conservation organisation EUCC Poland. Vereniging Natuurmonumenten has made it possible that the jeeps can be used in the Odra Delta nature reserve in Poland.
This nature reserve is located near Stettin north of Berlin. The jeeps have been written off by the province, but in the area of the Odra Delta the cars can still be used well.
This gift is a first result of a close collaboration between Vereniging Natuurmonumenten and EUCC Poland. Since September 2010 they have an official twinning agreement, thanks to the network organisation Eurosite. Eurosite had made it possible for managers from different regions across Europe to exchange knowledge and experience.
On Wednesday 15 December 2010, the official transfer of the jeeps has been carried out by provincial representative Yves Boyer to Dr. Kazimierz Rabski of EUCC Poland in front of the provincial house in 's-Hertogenbosch. The Polish and Dutch site managers drove the two cars to the Odra Delta together very early on Thursday morning. In Poland upon arrival a meeting about the area, the use of the jeeps and field visits were planned.
The staff of EUCC Poland have expressed their great thanks and are very happy with their latest assets. It’s been EUCC’s long-term wish to make use of a 4x4 jeep. Although concerns about Natura 2000 remain, the two jeeps are valuable tools which will make site management tasks in the nature reserve a bit easier.