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Sea festival 2013 on the shore of the Gulf of Finland

Author: Nadezhda Bystrova

On the 24th of August in the town of Lomonosov, «Oranienbaum sea festival and environmental exhibition «Friends of the Baltic» was held the third time. The main objective was positioning Lomonosov (Oranienbaum) as a seaside city, increase awareness protection of ecosystems of the Gulf of Finland, and encourage the development of yachting.

On Oranienbaum coast, in water area of Neva Bay near the mouth of the Sidoriv channel, passed competitions on sailing regatta «Orange race for the prize of the most Serene Prince A. D. Menshikov, children regatta, demonstration performances hydrocycle drivers, art festival «Aquatoria of arts», concert and entertainment program, the exhibition of ecological posters «Alive Baltika» and informational materials about the Baltic sea region.

The exhibition attracted many visitors of the festival. At this exhibition the Children-youth center «Petergof» and NGO «Friends of the Baltic» provide information about the Baltic sea, its problems and solutions that help reduce the load on the nature of the coast and the Gulf, reduce excessive intake of water, nitrogen and phosphorus, making the Gulf cleaner. The displays of exhibition told about reduction of the use of detergents high phosphate, and proper organization of rural and cottage toilets, and organic farming to avoid the application of mineral fertilizers in the soil, and proper treatment of waste, household waste.

At this exhibition the guests of the festival could see the exhibition of students' works dedicated to the nature of the region of the Gulf of Finland. Students – volunteers of NGO «Friends of the Baltic» handed out to all comers information booklets «protect our Gulf of Finland and the Baltic sea!» and «Natural values of the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. The town of Lomonosov and its surroundings».

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