Réserve naturelle et ornithologique de Ploegsteert
For care and respect for the environment...
After the excavation of the clay, used for production, the Ploegsteert Brickworks give back to nature what she is entitled to. By adjusted management and keeping out all possible sources of pollution, the clay quarries have been transformed. This vast and impressive landscape has been recognized as water territory of international significance.
Lots of years of patience have resulted in an infinite variety of fauna and flora. By its rare value, this has lead to its recognition as "Nature reserve of Ploegsteert".
The Ploegsteert Brickworks have been honoured in 1995 with the "Henry Ford European Conservation Award", and are part of the Natura 2000 project.