South of Weener, near Stapelmoor, a river loop was penetrated and separated from the river in the first half of the twentieth century, and nearly completely filled with silt like many other places along the Ems. This land is now heavily used for agriculture, and there are only a few protected biotopes there. A polder could also be installed here, where the tide can flow in and create typical estuary habitats. The possible effects of the respective plans on the existing water conservation area will be determined
The feasibility study is underway. It concerns, among other things, the potential impact on the water conservation area located within the planned area. The Steering Committee will decide on implementation, and then the plans would commence in close cooperation with the Leer district. The goal is then to activate the polder by late 2020. The acquisition of the required land will depend on the results of the feasibility study and detailed plans.