The initiative was born to improve the management of the Brenta River and promote an economy based on a network of companies, associations and bodies that want to manage the synergies between the territory and the river in a responsible way.
We have an idea of an innovative, professional Park, an engine of economic, social and environmental development. A collector of subjects, sub-projects and interventions that want to improve the Brenta area.
In other words, a Park that says “YES”!!
- YES to nature and the recovery of natural areas
- YES to enterprises made up of young people for the circular economy
- YES to quality of life with healthy food, zero kilometer farming, physical activity, cultural socialization and spiritual well-being
- YES to sustainable tourism (cycling, refreshment and bathing areas)
- YES to sport (feet, horse, mtb, kayak, canoe…)
The initiative was born in 2016 thanks to the commitment of Etifor | Valuing Nature. The iniative began to generate interest thanks to the crowdfunding “A park for the Brenta River”, which has been the most successful fundraising activity dedicated to a Natura 2000 area in Italy. 10,000 euros were collected from about 100 private citizens, 47,000 euros from coastal municipalities, 20,000 euros from sustainable businesses in the area. Visit the about us page to find out who contributed to the initiative.
This first result was fundamental to give us the boost we needed to plan the first public funding, which arrived in 2017 with the PSR Gruppo Operativo Brenta 2020. This first group collaboration was then able to channel a total of 3 million euros into the territory through the LIFE Brenta 2030 and Gruppo Operativo Brenta 2030 projects.
But our story has just begun…
Questo primo risultato è stato fondamentale per darci la spinta di cui avevamo bisogno per progettare i primi finanziamenti pubblici, arrivati nel 2017 con il PSR Gruppo Operativo Brenta 2020. Questo primo gruppo di collaborazione è stato poi in grado di convogliare sul territorio in totale 3 milioni di euro attraverso i progetti LIFE Brenta 2030 e Gruppo Operativo Brenta 2030.
Ma la nostra storia è appena cominciata…
Parco Fiume Brenta, step by step
The initiative aims to improve the management of the Brenta River and promote an economy made up of a network of companies, associations and bodies that want to manage in a responsible way the synergies between territory and river.Condividi questa pagina
Collected more than 10,000 euros from 100 people and companies sensitive to issues of land management and enhancement of environmental value and sports and educational activities compatible with the river ecosystem.Condividi questa pagina
The Operating Group (phase 1 – called GO Brenta 2020 – Measure 16 of the Veneto Region PSR) is a network of public and private entities that work together for better management of the river.Condividi questa pagina
The Operational Group launches a project to transform land use conflicts into funding opportunities (phase 2 of Measure 16 of the Veneto Region RDP).Condividi questa pagina
A major conservation and governance project to improve biodiversity and water resources in the Middle Brenta starts.Condividi questa pagina
100 interventions per year for a total of 400 environmental education workshops, involving 8,000 students on the themes of biodiversity and management of the Brenta River. [E 4, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
3 rounds of meetings on multifunctionality in agriculture and related funding opportunities. [A 3.1, GO]Condividi questa pagina
In-depth research on farms and possible changes of use that reduce the risk of contamination of the water table. [A 2.2, G]Condividi questa pagina
Field trips to show local farmers successful examples of multifunctionality. [A 3.2, GO]Condividi questa pagina
TOGETHER FOR THE FUTURE OF THE RIVER BRENTA. An opportunity to deepen the context of the river and the LIFE project, discussing with experts in the area. Browse the presentations and watch the recording of the event in the dedicated page [E2, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
The start of activities in the protected areas of the river, by a multifunctional operator of ETRA that will take care of environmental control and waste collection. [C6, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
The training course aims to improve the management of the Natura 2000 site “Grave e Zone Umide del Brenta” and to increase the social capital of the area through training and confrontation between all the realities of the territory. The training is addressed to municipal technicians, environmental and ecology councillors, local authorities and environmental and civil society associations. For details and registration please visit the page dedicated to the training path [A4, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
Conversion of agricultural land into a wetland to increase biodiversity. [A 3.3, GO]Condividi questa pagina
How to recover in the water bill the environmental costs incurred by the local area for drinking water? C1, LIFECondividi questa pagina
Unite in a single plan the instances of Natura 2000 and the drinking water resource, to concentrate efforts on multifunctional interventions and achieve a unified and non-confrontational management. [A1, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
A study to understand how the water moves under our feet. [A2, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
Creation of wetlands, floating islands, forests and meadows along the river rod of the Middle Brenta. [C3, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
Installation of information panels, new paths and fences for visitors at the intervention sites. [C4, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
Improvement of the organizational and economic structure of the area, also in relation to approaches related to the enhancement of ecosystem services. [A4, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
The scheme created in the project will be replicated in three other sites with suitable features. [E3, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
Recognition of environmental costs arising from the drinking water withdrawal in the territory, through a management plan integrated with the Brenta Basin Area Plan. [C1, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina
A big national conference to close the project. The opportunity to present the great results achieved by LIFE to a national audience of experts and stakeholders. [E2, LIFE]Condividi questa pagina