Abandoned quarries in southern Israel’s
Revivim, Secher, Beersheba and HaBesor stream beds are undergoing a
rehabilitation process worth NIS 10 million, to prevent winter flooding.
during active mining the quarries led to seasonal drainage problems said the
Quarry Rehabilitation Fund. “Mining has caused damage to nature and the
landscape that has only worsened over the years,” said Yossi Wurzburger,
chairman of the Quarry Rehabilitation Fund. “We are fulfilling our vision of
returning nature to the community.”
Work restoring the quarries at the
Revivim and Secher streams is already complete. The fund is also building a
paved bicycle path near the Revivim stream.