ReBorN LIFE
RESTORATION OF BOREAL NORDIC RIVERS

 

THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BOARDS IN NORRBOTTEN AND VÄSTERBOTTEN COUNTIES WAS GRANTED FUNDING DURING 2016 FOR THE LARGE SCALE EU LIFE PROJECT, REBORN, WITH PURPOSE TO RESTORE WATER ENVIRONMENTS IN SIX DIFFERENT CATCHMENT AREAS. THE PROJECT, WHICH CONTINUES UNTIL 2022, HAS A TOTAL BUDGET OF ROUGHY 12 MILLION EUROS, WHERE THE SWEDISH AGENCY FOR MARINE AND WATER MANAGEMENT CONTRIBUTES GREATLY FOR THE SWEDISH CO-FINANCING PART.

 

WHERE?

IN VÄSTERBOTTEN, LÖGDE RIVER AND MOST OF ITS TRIBUTARIES WILL BE RESTORED, WHILE FOR NORRBOTTEN COUNTY, PART OF ÅBY-, BYSKE-, PITE-, RÅNE, - AND KALIX RIVERS WILL BE RESTORED. EVERY SUMMER, ALL BETWEEN 13 TO 25 EXCAVATORS ARE IN WORK, WITH THE SAME NUMBER OF MACHINE OPERATORS AND RESTORATION FOREMEN TO RESTORE THE EFFECTED WATERS TO A MORE NATURAL STATE.