Zaventem pupils officially open Vliegbos woods

On Friday 23 June, two classes of the Sint-Lambertus primary school in Zaventem officially opened the Vliegbos woods in Nossegem.

The name 't Vliegbos was chosen by the 240 pupils of the Sint-Lambertus primary school.

't Vliegbos is a joint initiative of Brussels Airport Company, the municipality of Zaventem, the province of Flemish Brabant and the Agency for Nature and Forests, to meet the demand for more recreational areas in a green environment.

Brussels Airport Company had long been looking for a meaningful use of the piece of land it owns on the edge of the airport site.

The province of Flemish Brabant, owner of two adjacent parcels, was also immediately won over to the idea of expanding the green area and making it accessible to all.

The nature and landscape team of Zaventem planted trees and shrubs and laid out hiking paths. They will also continue maintaining the woods.

The Vliegbos woods feature a hiking loop and a cycling path. Brussels Airport Company has installed a dog meadow, picnic tables and benches on its property, as well as a balancing track for the children.

't Vliegbos is open to all: young and old, hikers, cyclists, families with children and... plane spotters.

Indeed, after the summer holidays, work will start on the construction of a spotting platform.

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