We started our journey a week ago in the heart of the National Park Hohe Tauern. From there we walked to the Umbal waterfall, passing by the location where a hydropower plant is planned, and right now being negotiated about. There is the opportunity to protect this amazing river by declaring it a Natura2000 area, however, there is pressure to exclude parts of the river – exactly where the dam would be built.
In response to this ridiculous proposal, the Riverwalk team has created a video response which we hope you will watch!
Riverwalkers speak out for the Isel! from Nathan Spees on Vimeo.
Note: we are currently walking, paddling, and riding and therefore, have minimal equipment and time, therefore, we have uploaded a lower resolution version. As soon as we have a higher quality version, you will find the link here!
– Thank you for protecting wild, wonderful rivers and supporting us!