The major opening ceremony was successfully performed by the Provincial Governor Berit Andnor Bylund and the landowner Mikael Svahn acting jointly with the sun and the many visitors at Tararp, Bräkneån River! Following some refreshments, the whole gang was transported by buss to the second bio-channel built in Bräkneån at Trånhem. As a result, the connectivity in Bräkneån has increased by 100%. Thus, production areas for fish and mussels are today much larger than before the bio-channels were put in place!
Following the outdoor activities, lunch was served and lectures, about experiences gained during the work, including “after-LIFE-plans”, were given by the project crew, locals and invited guests. In contrast to the more obvious aspects of river restoration, eg positive effects on biotic and abiotic variables, one major topic was how river restoration, in both Mörrumsån River and Bräkneån River, might contribute to social and economical development and growth. The event served as the final seminar for UC4LIFE in Blekinge, and was indeed fruitful according to the audience.
Therese, Jonas och Andreas