I am born and raised in Friesland (1962) in the north of The Netherlands, and I am living in Haarlem since 1988. I studied applied population biology (ecology) at the Agricultural University in Wageningen (1980-1988) with grades in vegetation ecology, soil science, environmental sciences and didactics in biology (first grade). After my studies I moved to Haarlem and I have worked as an ecologist / researcher / advicer / text editor at ‘Gemeentewaterleidingen Amsterdam’, the drinking water company of the city of Amsterdam, now Waternet (from 1988 till 2011). I did research in the dunes, adviced about nature management, guided volunteers in monitoring and did the editing of a newsletter about nature. The Amsterdam Watersupply Dunes (or Amsterdam Dunes) were – and are still – my field of work. In 2011 I started my own consultancy in ecological research and monitoring. My academic background and years of experience formed me to the ecologist I am now.
About me: I am practical, positive critical, enthousiastic, listening, directed to solutions, linking, targeted, and always keeping in mind: man, nature, proces and language.
How I judge nature? Nature is green, blue, red and yellow, just like my logo. Dry, wet, complex, resilient and never the same. Nature is also magnificent, intriging, rare, difficult or expensive (for us). In any case less simple than it seems. Nature does not reveal it’s secrets all at once. Nature also has a lot of interfaces with legal frameworks and society. That’s why you should always take nature into account. I can help you with it. Another possibility: just enjoying nature by going outside! For example: an excursion or children’s party with Antje Ehrenburg! (English or Dutch spoken).
I am also editor of the nature magazines ‘DUIN’, ‘Fitis’ and ‘Tussen Duin en Dijk’. In 2003 I started the Historical Society Amsterdam Dunes. In my freetime I like to roam into the dunes or hike long distance routes. I have also been working as tourleader for SNP Natuurreizen (walking holidays with groups) in Europe since many years. On LinkedIn you can read more about my activities.
Besides all this I love choral singing and organizing. If you like, you can contact me for organizing choir projects and tailor-made choir tours in The Netherlands and abroad. Take a look on www.singternational.nl And I am mother of two adult sons.
You can reach Antje Ehrenburg on: info ed antje-ehrenburg.nl or on my mobile phone tel. +31-653361478 or via contact page.
If necessary I cooperate with other consultancies.