Dutch trail project eligible for EOCA funding. Vote now!
21 March 2013
The existing mountainbike trails in the Schoorlse Duinen, Netherlands, have been severely damaged in the last few years through the actions of a pyromaniac. The 50 hectares of burnt trees will be cut in 2013 in order to change this area of forest back to so called “grey walking dunes”. This area is a Natura2000 site, and this action will benefit rare mosses, grasses, mammals and other flora and fauna in the area. Seven of the existing 15 kilometers, of mountain bike trail will turn into grey dunes. The area is one of the most popular in The Netherlands for mountain biking due to the stunning scenery, challenging track and accessibility, but access needs to be controlled to keep visitors off sensitive areas and minimize impact. The project will establish a new 12km mountain biking route in the covered forest area enabling the original area to return to grey dunes.EOCA Project VotingEach autumn, EOCA members nominate conservation projects that they would like us to consider funding. Following this, every spring, members vote on a shortlist to decide which projects will be funded for that year. In addition to this, we need you help in choosing three projects we will fund each year!! We have put our shortlisted projects into 3 categories – Nature, Outdoor and Alpine. Please get involved by choosing your favourite project in each category! All of the great shortlisted projects address a threat to a species or a habitat andhave a link to the outdoor user. The projects have been put into 3 categories depending on their focus. Nature, Alpine and Outdoor projects. Mountainbike Trail Schoorlse Duinen is one of the nominees in the outdoor category. This is a 100% volunteer project. Support the local community of bikers in Schoorl and give them your vote. You can vote until the 28th of March. Vote here