Last Saturday, members of several committees of the regional government participated in the clean up the shores of lakes in the Vsevolozhsk district of the Leningrad region. The action was timed to the world day of environment (environment Day), celebrated on 5 June.
Cloudy weather did not dampen the spirits of the participants, and did not destroy their plans. As water bodies were selected, popular with the local population (as a place of recreation and rest), lakes – Large and Long, located near Vsevolozhsk.
Organizers and sponsors of the event were volunteer ecological movement “Clean lakes” and the company “Coca-Cola Hellenic”.
On the Saturday, held in coordination with the local administration, worked more than 80 people, including residents of the area. 2.5 hours were collected 144 bags of garbage or about 10 cubic meters of solid waste.
– I am very pleased to make a contribution in specific and useful. I wish people learned respect for nature, – says Dmitry Bortkevich, in 2008-2012 head of Department of water monitoring of the state control Committee of nature use and ecological safety of Leningrad region.
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In Algeria . not far from the town of Sidi-Bel-Abbes . there is a natural lake filled with ink. In the lake there are no fish, no plants, since toxic blue ink only applicable in order to write them! Until nedavneshnego time the people could not understand how the pond turned out to be such a special substance. The scientists conducting the proper research and analysis, concluded: it’s all in the composition of the water 2 samll rivers flowing into this mysterious lake. Some of them contains just a huge amount of dissolved iron salts in the other — various organic compounds located in the river valley peat bogs. Mingling together in the pit lake, the streams are interacting together, adding to the amazing amount of ink. The local inhabitants refer to this miracle in different ways: some consider it the devil’s delusion; others, on the contrary, benefit from it. Inks are not sold only in stores of Algeria, and in Africa, the Mediterranean countries, the middle East.
Peninsula Trinidad became famous only so that in its Central part, there is a genuine lake asphalt. Beautiful asphalt! In the lake, of course, come in and dip, and placed it in the crater of a former mud volcano, the depth of his… 90 meters (!) while the area Continue reading
Unforgettable summer practice
Shapshinskaya the tract. From 13 to 22 June, the students of 1 course of a speciality “Biology” interned in the territory of Shapshinskaya tracts of the natural Park of the district values “Samarovski Chugas”. To work, students set in a field hospital of the international UNESCO chair of GOU VPO “the SOUTH”. The hospital is located in the village of sapsa, who is removed from Khanty-Mansiysk on 11 km.
Before the children had several tasks that they have successfully managed: physical-geographical description of the area; a description and a collection of plants for herbarium; the description and collection of insects; observing and photographing objects. Their future research biologists conducted under supervision of assistant of the Department of ecology Puhinui O. and associate Professor of geography, Ph. D. aitov I. S.
During the practice students also visited the local mini-zoo, environmental education center at the “Shapshinskaya the tract” and went on an excursion in the Museum of man and nature in Khanty-Mansiysk. In the Museum the students had the opportunity to plunge into the unique past of our region, Continue reading