Stations installed to raise public awareness: a look back at their inauguration

In La Garenne park in Saint-Georges-de Montaigu, walkers, hikers and families can admire a composition that visualizes the confluence of the Petite and Grande Maine rivers. This discovery station was inaugurated on Friday, September 8, 2023.

The Établissement Public Territorial due Bassin de la Sèvre Nantaise (EPTB SN), a partner in the LIFE REVERS’EAU project, has installed five discovery stations on the loops of the GR Pays Sèvre et Maine long-distance hiking trail, as part of its efforts to raise awareness of water resource issues.

These five installations form an interpretive trail entitled “Des Ronds dans l’Eau” (“Rounds in the Water”). The aim is to arouse and satisfy the curiosity of all visitors. Each station is unique, but they all include a circle for manipulation or interaction, and a totem where short texts and games succinctly explain the issues.

Given the impossibility of bringing together all project stakeholders on five occasions to inaugurate each of the devices, a main inauguration at one of the project sites was chosen. Around twenty people gathered at Saint-Georges-de Montaigu on Friday September 8, 2023, in the presence of Mr Brégeon, President of EPTB SN, and Mr Florent Limouzin, Mayor of Montaigu-Vendée. The Ha agency, which designed the stations, and the graphic design studio Les Pieds sur Terre were also present, as were representatives of the 5 partner towns, the local press and France 3 Pays de la Loire. Their report can be viewed below (in French):

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