Several visits to the departmental Parc du Peuple de l’Herbe took place between May and June 2015.
On 26 May 2015, a field visit for representatives of the CA2RS (Communauté d’Agglomération 2 Rives de Seine) was organised to see how work was progressing on the Maison des Insectes which will soon play host to the Office pour les Insectes et leur Environnement (OPIE), the Observatoire (an architectural structure overlooking the park), as well as the landscaping work underway.
On 28 May 2015, a visit with elected representatives and the local press (Le Parisien, le Courrier des Yvelines, Yvelines Première, etc.) highlighted and publicised the investments made by partners to get the project off the ground. It provided an opportunity to reiterate the purpose of the departmental park as well as its landscaping, ecological and recreational characteristics.
On 26 June 2015, representatives from the Environmental Directorate took part in a field visit to the park. They visited the eastern side of the park which was recently opened to the public, before making their way over to the fishing deck on the edge of La Galiotte lake. The field visit finished with one of the park’s main points of interest: the forthcoming alluvial beach. Work on approximately 400 linear metres of Seine banks is underway to give near access to the river via a floating deck.
On 20 July 2015, a visit was organised for two institutional funding bodies, the Agence de l’Eau Seine Normandie and the Ile-de-France Region to present the ecological developments completed on the Eastern Bank, the bottom end of La Galiotte lake and the alluvial beach by the Seine. During the presentation, the funding bodies expressed their satisfaction as regards the work carried out as part of the project.