Riverwalk 2018 Report: Exploration Kamp River

Tim Pauli, this year’s Riverwalk organizer, had this to report on his exploration journey to the site of the 2018 Riverwalk!

Recently, three friends and I went hiking, following the Kamp River from Rosenburg to Krumau. We saw the hydroelectric power station in Rosenburg that EVN wants to expand. Further up river there were quite a few ups and downs:

  • Down – next to the river we found traces of some beavers late night picnic – the sap was still coming from the trees.
  • Up – we had a magnificent view of the Kamp valley: the meandering river and castles adorning the hills – inspiring one’s fantasy of ancient times.

On the second day after a refreshing swim in the Thurnberger Stausee the group divided.  My friends headed back home, and I rushed along the trail to follow the Kamp from Krumau to Rastenfeld to catch a bus.

In the evening, I returned to Rosenburg and slept over in the woods.
The next morning, I took my bicycle, which I had left in Rosenburg on the first day and cycled down river. I crossed beautiful cultural landscapes, little villages, vineyards and more castles.  Impressive!

In Hadersdorf am Kamp, I got on a train and returned to Vienna.

It was a beautiful trip – and gave me some good impressions of the area and even more motivation for continuing the planing process.  It’s going to be a great trip!

River Walk 2018 – Exploring the Kamp surrounded by charming Waldviertler cultural landscape and occasionally tracks of wild nature 😉

– Happy trails,

Tim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riverwalk 2018… Will it happen?

The answer… YES!

Riverwalk 2018 is happening.  But like every Riverwalk it will be unique!

This year’s Riverwalk will focus on 2 main things:

1) RIVERWALKING – just like every year, a small group of youth will walk along a river to explore and protect its beauty, uniqueness and high ecological value

2) PROTECTING EUROPEAN RIVERS –  this year is VERY important because starting this summer the PUBLIC (in Europe) will have a chance to speak up for the “EU Water Framework Directive” – which protects our rivers, lakes, and drinking water!  (more to come)


So, where will the Riverwalk 2018 take place? 

  • Kamp River in Lower Austria (about 1.5 hours from Vienna)

How long will it be? 

  • 12 days

When will it take place?

  • August 6-17, 2018

Who’s organizing it? 

  • A few veteran Generation Earth members (Tim Pauli and Nina Wagner + plus other experienced hikers) and a handful of other interested walkers! Want to help – let us know! (see below)

What’s the significance? 

  • This year we’re not just focusing on 1 river, but the health of ALL rivers in Europe.  If the Water Framework Directive is weakend, then it means all European rivers and waters are threatened: that means drinking water too!

What can I do if I want to get involved, participate or help out?

  • Planning team: please let Tim know!  tim.pauli@gmx.at
  • Walkers: Soon, you’ll find a link on the website and FB to the application process!
  • Political Action Team: Interested in helping with the political side of this year’s walk? Contact Lena: magdalena.vallazza@hotmail.com

Stay tuned as we begin to ramp up our communication on this year’s Riverwalk and the efforts to protect the Water Framework Directive – and all European Rivers!

Here’s to Riverwalk 2018 – Let’s walk!