Sand nourishment – Sand bars Mirnserklif

Planning and design

The project Mirnserklif was executed in 1993 and 1994 as a joint project between the Directorate-General Rijkswaterstaat of the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and the nature protection organisations It Fryske Gea and Natuurmonumenten. Mirnserklif was an experiment aimed at the creation of new bird habitat via four sand banks. They should lead to more depth variation and more coastal and terrestrial habitat. Thus the foraging, nesting and resting area for various bird species would be expanded.