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Conservation Brigade "Pomorie Lake 2022" has ended

Our team
07.09.2022
This year again, more than 20 volunteers came to the lakeshore to help for the conservation and restoration of it. The work is not easy, it is often associated with heavy physical labor, heat and sometimes wind and rain. But for lovers of the beautiful Bulgarian nature, this is never an obstacle.

Who joined?

It was this love (of nature) that brought together young and old, men and women, with diverse professions, interests and coming here from all over the country, to the shores of the lake. This year again we had international participation - two ladies, from Ukraine and Russia, helped us in taking care of the habitats of the salt lagoon.

What have we achieved?

We managed to strengthen the islet in front of the Salt Museum, which has traditionally housed the nesting colony of the lake's emblematic species - the Sandwich tern - for over 15 years. Using buckets and shovels, very hardworking hands, sweat and labor, we carried over five tons of river pebbles and mussel mud from the bottom of the lagoon to fill the weather-eroded shores of the island. The poured substrate will raise the level of the island and provide good nesting conditions for the terns again next spring.

Part of the team was entrusted with the construction of a new wooden platform in the western part of the lake, which would shelter in the spring nesting Avosets, Terns and others. There have already been three similar platforms built at this site during previous conservation brigades, and the regular monitoring of the avifauna which our team conducts shows that they are extremely fit for this purpose.

Just work or is there fun too?

Of course, in such a company, work is also fun. However, we always include in the program educational presentations, birdwatching or hydromonitoring. And sometimes free afternoons are just free afternoons - with beach, sea and frappe.

Thanks to all participants for their presence! Our nature needs people like you, and we all need nature. See you soon!