The province of Groningen
The province of Groningen (provincial government of Groningen), more specifically its department of 'Landelijk gebied en Water' (rural area and water), implements environmental policy. It aims for a liveable province for man and nature, with sufficient employment. Physical qualities of the environment are to be preserved and reinforced, ensuring sufficient opportunities for future generations to flourish. The main tasks of the department are:
- contributing to environment quality in designated environment protection areas;
- realising range and quality of the 'Ecologische Hoofdstructuur (EHS)' (main ecological structure);
- implementing provincial nature policy;
- working at preserving the Groningen landscape.