Episode 46: Kees WeversFirst aired: Friday, 16 October 2015 at 18.32 hours
If Kees Wevers didn't get up at the right moment, the Waddenzee might not have existed the way we know it today. As a pupil he made sure the plans to build two roads to one of the islands weren't conducted. It's the story of the dumb in the dike at the Zwart Wit table.
Mr. Wevers was sleeping over at his grandma in Groningen, got his eyes on a book about the Waddenzee and that's how he got interested in this nature reserve. When he heard about the plans of ashpalt plants ruining the Waddenzee and that there were plans to make roads to there, he went into action and placed a submitted letter in the Telegraaf.
By doing that the 16-year old unleashed a small rebellion that got more followers every day. His action from back then led to the foundation of the famous 'waddenvereniging' and to the area being a protected nature reserve. Wevers is often found on the 'wad' as a 'wadloper'. But even he got fined once by the water police(!), and has to keep to the strict environment rules that were once set for this area.