River Watch

Farmers of Luga region worries about utilization of animal waste

Submitted by Анна Казина on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:25
The presentation of the brochure “How to use dung without losses for the farmer and the environment” was held on March 28 in Luga during the meeting of small farm heads of Luga district. Friends of the Baltic were invited to tell farmers about the problems of rivers pollution because of agricultural loads and good solutions for animal waste management.

Environmental issues of Luga region

Submitted by Анна Казина on Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:32
In the autumn of 2018, the locals of Luga region found a breach in wastewater treatment plant: waste waters flowed out towards the Luga River. In several months we decided to check that out. On 25 December, Friends of the Baltic met the locals and discussed the topical issues. Activists of Public Advisory Council of the River Luga visited sewages and found the breach; however, waste waters did not leak out. It seemed like the treatment plant was out of steam.

Friends of the Baltic 2018 achievements – how did we manage them? Climate action plans, new composting toilets, public river watch map

Submitted by Анна Казина on Thu, 01/10/2019 - 19:39
Our friends and partners gathered on New Year’s Eve to discuss important environmental issues and outputs of last year’s projects: more than 20 public river watchers joined us, thus 27 new marks appeared on the map. Clicking on them, one will learn the river nitrate and microplastics content.

Shcheglovo, Kuznechnoye, Novoe Devyatkino. More than 136 settlements of Leningrad Region do not have decent wastewater treatment

Submitted by Анна Казина on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 21:51
Friends of the Baltic conducted a public survey to find out how residents evaluate the work of sewage treatment plants in their region. Zhivoy Ruchey, Kuznechnoye, Shcheglovo, Yukki, Toksovo, Novoe Devyatkino, Kuzemkino villages, as well as Lomonosov and Kingisepp towns have similar challenges: bad wastewater treatment. According to our results, 5 settlements do not have sewage treatment plants at all and 4 of them have broken ones. Wastewater facilities worked inefficiently in the majority of communities of Leningrad region.