On August 26, Ecocentrum and 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.

Our partners "Friends of the Baltic" have published on their YouTube channel a series of videos with a detailed description of some methods for studying the state of water bodies, which is carried out within the framework of the "River Watch" program.

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. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region as part of teams of schoolchildren, teachers and public organizations.

On March 29, 2021, a joint expedition of the Ecocentrum and Friends of the Baltic took place in the Vyborg district of the Leningrad Region to study the state of small rivers. Among the partners who participated in the expedition are the Institute of Limnology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Baltic Nature Foundation.

On March 23-25, Friends of the Baltic traditionally took part in the XXI International Forum Baltic Sea Day and the XX International Forum Ecology of the Big City. They spoke at an expanded meeting of the Permanent Commission on Ecology and Nature Management of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, made proposals to the resolution of the round table on river basin management, spoke about the monitoring of rivers and springs at a seminar on water protection problems, presented the public's view on initiatives to reduce plastic pollution at the Russian-Japanese conference “Clean Sea " and communicated with visitors to the exhibition within the framework of the Big City Ecology forum, where they presented their programs and stands. 


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