River watch

How to reduce the nutrient pollution on the Gulf of Finland by common efforts?

Submitted by Александр Есипёнок on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 14:41
On December 16, 2021 in St. Petersburg was held a round table "Assessment and reduction of nutrient pollution on the rivers of the Gulf of Finland basin — intersectoral and transboundary cooperation". The event was conducted within the transboundary Russian-Finnish project "Water meets people: learn, act and influence" (SEVIRA), dedicated to the quality of water in three rivers: Sestra, Virojoki, Seleznyovka (Rakkolanjoki, Fin.).

Cross-border cooperation of young river researchers for the benefit of a common water basin

Submitted by Александр Есипёнок on Wed, 11/24/2021 - 20:05
On October 8, a cross-border Russian-Finnish youth seminar on the exchange of experience in river ecosystem research was held. The event was held online in Russian and Finnish with simultaneous translation. The seminar was opened by Lyudmila Vesikko, coordinator of the project "Water Meets People - Learn, Act and Influence" (SEVIRA) from the Finnish Institute of the Environment (SYKE).

From water quality and energy saving to microplastics and eco routes: youth conference on ecomonitoring

Submitted by Александр Есипёнок on Tue, 11/09/2021 - 20:09
On October 8, 2021, the XXI interregional scientific and practical conference of students "Ecomonitoring of rivers and the coast of the Gulf of Finland and the state of the environment" was held at the Palace of Youth Creativity "At the Voznesensky Bridge".

Water and climate: the consequences of climate change in the region

Submitted by Александр Есипёнок on Fri, 09/03/2021 - 19:22
On August 26, Friends of the Baltic held a media tour for journalists and bloggers, during which they talked about the relationship between climate change and the state of aquatic ecosystems. The participants of the event drove along the northern and southern shores of the Gulf of Finland to points with vivid examples of the consequences of climate change.

Exploring reservoirs has become even easier!

Submitted by Александр Есипёнок on Thu, 09/02/2021 - 13:37
We have published a series of videos on our YouTube channel with a detailed description of some methods for studying the state of water bodies (the "River Watch" program). With support of these video methods, you will be able to quickly learn how to use the tools and reagents that the Friends of the Baltic team has and that we provide free of charge to volunteer teams of River Watchers.

Natural water quality in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast: problems and solutions

Submitted by Любовь Самылова on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 15:40
That was the subject of the interregional seminar, organized by Friends of the Baltica on June 25 in St. Petersburg. The participants, including representatives of St. Petersburg Committee for Nature Use, Committee for Natural Resources of the Leningrad Region, Rosselkhoznadzor, Nature Protection Prosecutor's Office of St. Petersburg, public organizations, activists, teachers and journalists discussed the results of research on springs and other water bodies of St.

What kind of beach do the citizens need? Public activists, scientists, and educators studied the ecological condition of Amber Beach in Lomonosov and discussed its future

Submitted by Любовь Самылова on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 14:59
The citizens of St. Petersburg catastrophically lack places for coastal recreation. And in the city of Lomonosov (this is the Petrodvortsovy district of St. Petersburg), which has 11 km of coastline, there is not a single beach.

Water quality in springs of Leningrad region and St. Petersburg: new data

Submitted by Любовь Самылова on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 14:08
«Друзья Балтики» совместно с экспертами из АО «Северо-Западное ПГО» (Холдинг «Росгеология») повторно обследовали социально значимые родники в Выборгском, Ломоносовском, Гатчинском, Волосовском, Лужском районах Ленобласти, Курортном и Красносельском районах Санкт-Петербурга. Исследование проводилось в рамках проекта «Чистые родники – здоровая Балтика», поддержанного Фондом президентских грантов. По данным повторных исследований – 9 из 30 родников непригодны для питья. В чем отличия от результатов первых исследований и почему – размышления в статье.

"Sister River Festival" – play and education for nature

Submitted by Любовь Самылова on Wed, 08/11/2021 - 15:09
On May 22, the interregional environmental action «Sestra River Festival» was held in the basin of the Sestra River on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland and was dedicated to the problems of the river and ways to solve them. The event brought together 74 participants from St.

Climate, water, energy, resources, microplastics and marine waste - cooperation for the protection of nature on the shores of the Baltic sea

Submitted by Елена Гретчина on Sun, 09/29/2019 - 01:00
On September 23 in St. Petersburg's "Friends of the Baltic" and "Ecocentrum" hosted a round table on cooperation between educational, scientific and public organizations for the protection of nature. Participants find out about the past year results of the Friends of the Baltic programs and the programs of the new 2019-2020 academic year for everyone to participate.