Reeds grow in the shallow water and bank areas of water bodies and are an important habitat there for very many animals. And they also play an important role for the function of the water body.
However, the reeds in the “Bienener Altrhein, Millinger and Hurler Meer and Empeler Meer” FFH area have been in steep decline for several years.
To not only stop, but also reverse, this fall and the associated loss of biological diversity, the Naturschutzzentrum im Kreis Kleve e.V. [Nature Conservation Centre in Kleve District registered charity] is conducting the EU Life Project “Lebendige Röhrichte - Reeds for Life” from July 2018 to the end of 2025.