(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
The 16th KKL-JNF Water Walk has just ended. For four days, the more than 80 members of the mission walked close to 100 kilometers on different routes in the Negev.
The march began with an excursion to the Lutz cisterns, where everyone was thrilled by the anemones flowering in the heart of the desert. At Mount Rimon the group went up to the scenic lookout that was created to commemorate astronaut Ilan Ramon. In Merhavam, they heard about how the community was founded by the OR movement, and in the community of Lotem, they heard from local residents about life in the Arava. Their journey included trips to Nahal Gvanim, Har Saharonim, Nahal Ardon, Nahal Hawarim, Ein Avdat and additional sites in the region.
The ambitious travelers did not just walk, however. They also participated in challenging sports such as archery, a jeep trip in the crater zone and even snappling from the cliff in Mitzpe Ramon.
“It was important for us to have our Water Walk specifically in the Negev, because this is where you can see how important the water issue is for Israel, and how the State of Israel is succeeding in developing regardless of all the difficulties,” said Frederick Nordmann, Honorary President of KKL-JNF France.
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