River Ruhr - Germany

The restored site “Binnerfeld” in the river Ruhr in Arnsberg is part of the NATURA 2000 area and serves as an important place for local recreation. Rehabilitation took place from 2006 to 2011 on a length of 4.5 km. The main aims were to rehabilitate natural hydromorphological conditions and improve longitudinal connectivity to enlarge morphological and biological diversity. Moreover, it aimed to increase the aesthetic value and to raise people’s awareness for the importance of river ecosystems.