Water of Russia” campaign was held on the blue lakes of the Tula region
In the Tula region an All-Russian campaign for cleaning the banks “Water of Russia” under the framework of the national project “Ecology” took place, on the territory of the Romantsevskie mountains.
The director of the Department of State Policy and Regulation in the Field of Water Resources of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation Roman Minukhin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Tula Region Yuri Panfilov and more than 500 volunteers took part in cleaning one of the main attractions of the Tula Region.
After the completion of the self-isolation regime, the unique blue lakes became a point of attraction for tourists and, as a result, a place of massive dumps.
The participants of the action, more than 30 teams of 500 participants, collected more than 400 bags of garbage (40 m3) using the waste sorting method, which was sent to the recycling station.
Romantsevskie Gory is a unique natural and anthropogenic territory of municipal importance, located on the site of the former Ushakovsky open pit, between the villages of Konduki, Volkovo and Ushakovo. There are 27 lakes with a depth of 10 to 79 meters on the territory.
On July 28, 2020, Romantsevskie Gory reached the final stage of the competition for the creation of tourist and recreational clusters and the development of ecotourism of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. The selection committee worked under the chairmanship of Sergei Ivanov, special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for environmental protection, ecology and transport.
Within the framework of the national project “Ecology” in 2020, two reservoirs began to be cleared in the region – the Oka River in the city of Belev, and the Upa River in the Odoev village. The activities of the “Preservation of Unique Water Bodies” project will restore the sanitary state of rivers, increase their throughput, stabilize the water regime and, in 2021, improve environmental conditions for 18 thousand people who live near these rivers.