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The young helpers help to revive the park of Kamariškės manor


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2021 On July 23–24, the park of Kamariškės manor sounded from the roar of chainsaws and youthful gossip.  Participants of the children's summer camp initiated by the Public Institution Inovatorių slėnis , together with the camp leaders, experts of the Public Institution Wetlands Restoration and Protection Fund and other volunteers, participated in the help for the management of the Kamariškės manor park environment. More than half a century  the manor was left to its fate: the abandoned manor buildings disappeared, an unmaintained park was overgrown with hoes, trees and other inferior vegetation, the old  ponds  covered with virtuoso trees or tree branches, well, and the "flowering water" with an abundance of algae shows abundant accumulations of nutrients and eutrophication of ponds, so they have long lost the image of seductive water bodies ...

The helpers cleaned the surroundings of the abandoned park: adults, armed with saws and brushcutters, cut bushes and bushes of young trees, the young helpers loaded branches and firewood into separate piles and collected rubbish. It will take a lot of time and effort to tidy up the whole park and restore the dilapidated buildings, it would definitely be worthwhile for the manor to start cooking again. It is hoped that the slowly reviving manor will become a space of cultural landscape and life, open to artistic creation, spiritual refreshment, as well as physical recreation and knowledge of nature.

The helpers dined by the campfire, not forgetting the fun of the dance rhythm.

The initiative and funds of the international project “Improvement of ecological conditions of water bodies in Latvia and Lithuania” LLI-476 Save Past for the Future (LLI-476 Save the Past for the Future) took place in Kamariškės Manor Park. The project in Lithuania is financed in 2014–2020. Interreg VA Latvian-Lithuanian Cross-Border Cooperation Program and the Republic of Lithuania.

Project "LLI-476 Save the Past for the Future"

2014-2020 Interreg VA Latvian-Lithuanian cross-border co-operation program

The total value of the project is EUR 1,030,848.12,

of which - co-financing of the European Regional Development Fund - 876 220.89 EUR.  

The aim of the project is to increase the capacity of organizations involved in the restoration and maintenance of historic parks in the regions of North-Eastern Lithuania and Latgale through modern and comprehensive land management provisions combining historical, natural and biodiversity values and aspects of the rural landscape.

This article has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union.

The State Agency for the Restoration and Protection of Wetlands is responsible for the content .

The content of this article does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Union.


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                                                                                  Photos by Žydrūnas Sinkevičius

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