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the High Dike (de Hoge Dijk) – collection
Nature Work Day 2010
Amsterdam-Abcoude, the Netherlands
photojournalism, reportage, local news

General info
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, was for the 10th time National Nature Work Day in the Netherlands.
All over the country, organisations and trusts for conservation of natural area’s invited volunteers to come and spend (part of) the day to help mow reeds, clean ditches, saw branches and assist with all kind of chores in order to preserve the natural area’s in their own neighbourhood.

Also Nature Association “de Ruige Hof” , an organisation that works for the preservation of two natural area’s in Amsterdam South East: the “Hoge Dijk” (High Dike) and the “Riethoek” (Reed Corner) , participated.

A group of about 40 volunteers, children and youth from the local Scouting group, and some members from the Nature Association, worked together all day long to clean up some overgrown area’s in the “Hoge Dijk – Klarenbeek”, to create some open spaces and support a larger natural variety of species. At the same time, they all had a great day of socializing and enjoying the great outdoors.

The “High Dike” (de Hoge Dijk)
Recreation area The High Dike and nature reserve “Klarenbeek” are natural area’s in the South of Amsterdam SouthEast, adjacent to Abcoude ( Google maps )
There are large water parts and lots of reed lands and low bushes, and wooded area’s.
Just like the Reed Corner (de Riethoek) it’s a very precious natural ecosystem close to the highly populated neighbourhoods of Amsterdam SouthEast.

This photo
One of the small groups working hard to clean up a wooded area… United sawing forces! :)

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
exp.time 1/90 sec. at f/5,6
ISO 200
Focal lenth 23mm

TAGS : Netherlands Amsterdam_Southeast, nature_work_day_2010, photojournalism reportage, local_news events, volunteers, sawing, branches, human_nature, people men boys,

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Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Nature Work Day 01 – Nov.6, 2010

Nature Work Day – Nov.6, 2010

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 4 years ago

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago


  • Thanks a lot, Bobby, for your visit and kind comment!

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    nice shot

  • Heel veel dank!

    – steppeland

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful captures of a great cause!

  • Thank you so much, Jacqueline!

    – steppeland

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