Restoring Tel Aviv’s Yarkon River

This clip (2:42) introduces the quiet oasis of greenery and serenity located in the heart of the urban metropolis of Gush Dan: the Yarkon River. Beginning in the 1950s, the Yarkon River became increasingly polluted until sewage and disease replaced the fresh waters that once flowed there. Along with the Yarkon River Authority, the KKL-JNF revived the Yarkon River as a part of their larger project to restore Israel’s rivers. Today, the site is a lively hub and the waters are suitable for swimming, fishing, sailing, and other recreational activities. The Yarkon Park is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike, and even for birds and wildlife!