© Photo contest "Le stagioni della Laguna - paesaggio, flora e fauna" – 2007
The LIFE VIMINE project aims to define and implement an integrated approach to the protection of salt marshes from erosion and landscape management in the northern part of the Venice Lagoon. These unique habitats are rapidly disappearing due to both natural processes and human impacts of various kinds (eg. waves generated by motor boats and wind, lagoon hydrodynamic alterations caused by the excavation of deep canals, low amounts of sediments entering the lagoon with respect to those emitted from the lagoon to the sea, etc.). In LIFE VIMINE we realize micro low-impact bioengineering works to protect few critical eroding spots on the salt marshes borders, to stop erosion before it degenerates, assigning a key role to the design, monitoring, and maintenance phases of protection works. Besides this practical purpose, the most important value of LIFE VIMINE is the involvement of local communities and stakeholders in the project activities, to ensure their sustainability beyond the end of the project. Valuing the deep bond of local communities to the landscape and their knowledge of the territory and its dynamics, we expect to ensure a long-term future to the project and its approach.
© Emiliano Ramieri
The final project conference will be held on 22-23 June 2017 in Venice. Attached you can find a preliminary schedule.
Today is Landscape Day in Italy and so we publish the official video of LIFE VIMINE, a documentary on the activities of conservation of salt marshes, which represent a key component of the landscape of the Venice lagoon.
The project staff is delighted to invite you to the workshop "The environmental management of the Venice lagoon - understand the past to plan the future" to be held on 25/03/2017 in Burano.
What is the value of the salt marshes of the Venice lagoon?