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.
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.
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.
«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.
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.
Friends of the Baltic participated at the meeting of the Committee on Ecology and Nature Management of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region and presented a proposal of including into the Law about administrative offenses of the Leningrad Region responsibility for the lack of sewage treatment plants at the individual housing sector and for the discharge of untreated waste water on the relief and natural reservoirs of the Leningrad region.
The proposals of Friends of the Baltic on the development of environmental solutions and development of accessible environment on protected areas were discussed at a joint meeting of the Environmental Council under the Government of St. Petersburg and Public Environmental Council under the Governor of Leningrad Region.
Press conference “Rivers, springs and wells: about problems and solutions for reducing pollution of natural waters by wastewater from cities, villages, gardening communities and agriculture” was held On June 13, in INTERFAX Inform agency. Friends of the Baltic and Ecocentrum presented the results of a three-year work on the Barents-Baltic Nature and People program and the project “Small-scale solutions to reduce nutrient load into the Baltic Sea” in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.