News detail

15th may 2014


On Friday 6 and Saturday 7 June 2014, following World Environment Day, Dunkerque-Port will inaugurate the eco-landscape belt of the Saint-Georges rail link.

Inspired by the initiatives of the Green and Blue Belts, and in accordance with the Natural Heritage Master Plan, Dunkerque-Port has created a natural area of 38 hectares between Gravelines and Bourbourg.

The eco-landscape belt is a mosaic of regional natural areas designed to become a reservoir of biodiversity, where fauna and flora can flourish undisturbed. In addition, preliminary excavations have uncovered remains of buildings from the Middle Ages.

The official inauguration of this new area will take place in the morning of Friday 6 June, in the presence of representatives of the port community and the project partners.

During these two days, both adults and children will be able to visit the belt and see the stands and events of the partner associations and institutions: demonstrations of meadow mowing on horseback, guided tours with an ecologist, archaeology events and more. A tombola will be organised and the prizes given out at the end of Saturday afternoon.

Dunkerque-Port wants this inauguration to be a memorable event, symbolic and open to everyone.

Useful information:

• Friday 6 and Saturday 7 June, 10.00 to 18.00
• 808 route de Gravelines, 59820 Saint-Georges-sur-l’Aa
• Events and stands for all the family
• Food available
• Tombola with prizes given out on Saturday 7 June.