The conference have gathered more than 80participants and a partners of the River Watch program of international Coalition Clean Baltic (CCB) – schoolkids, teachers, scientists, NGO activists.
The conference organisers where Friends of the Baltic NGO and PETERHOF Youth Center with the support of Coalition Clean Baltic and Ecology-biology center “Krestovskij Island”.
Young environmentalists spoke at the conference about their investigations of water quality of rivers, lakes and Gulf, state of coastal nature, they expressed their conclusions on the sources of negative impact to water bodies and ways to improve “health” of the Gulf of Finland and its catchment area.
For example, Kalishenskoye lake, connected to the Gulf with the short Peipia creek reach of rare mussel, now is very bad condition. The another creel, feeding the lake, blocked because some industrial activities, euthrophication grows, lake overgrown, lose nature and recreation value. The urgent measures needed to stop this process.
Results of investigation of Kaskolovka river (Luga river inflow) in the Kingisepp district showed pollutions form industry and agriculture, more over in the spring ant autumn seasons because of floodings, These results are sent to the district state sanitary- epidemiologist body
The conference showed results of investigation of water bodies and other valuable nature objects of the South shore of the Gulf of Finland, Karelian Isthmus, Neva river and its inflows.