In the past few years resting places spontaneously formed in the areas between the highway and the Samara riverbanks (anywhere there is a convenient transport driveway). These natural coastal areas are covered by wastes, trampling, sometimes burn out. In this case the recreational load on the coastal ecosystems may be reduced by the tourist flow regulation through the creation of comfortable places to rest. This will attract people to labeled areas and help keep other natural areas untouched.
One of the main causes of disastrous state of Samara river shores - lack of culture and skills of careful attitude to natural resources at local inhabitants, especially in coastal areas, and also the conditions for a comfortable rest in the natural areas.
The purpose of the project is to increase ecological literacy and accountability of inhabitants by involving them in environmental activities to create green recreation areas on the banks of the river Samara in Kirovskiy district of the city of the same name for reducing the critical anthropogenic load on these coastal ecosystems.
Considering the urgency of continuous environmental education within the framework of the Project we plan to organize various forms of educational activities, to cover as many segments of the population. It will be - professional development of more than 20 teachers of the city, specially designed "Eco clock" for 450 students Kirovsky district of Samara, environmental education of the local residents by information sheets with the material about value of water resources, containing also questions for sociological research attitudes to water. This sociological research will be one of the tools for monitoring of the Project, because it will be held at the beginning of the project and its completion, that will allow to register changes in environmental literacy of the the task force of local residents (at least 300).
In the framework of the Project will be realized idea of creating the Module-kit for rest "Green Zone", whath comprises design of places entrance by information stand, which regulates the rules of conduct in the water protection zone, and stone bonfire, benches and a canopy, container for waste. Three of these the Module-kit will be developed, constructed and installed during volunteer actions that will be a real significant contribution to the reduction of anthropogenic load on the most problematic areas of the coast of the Samara River.
We are planning the development of volunteering by involving local residents, teachers, students, official representatives of the environmental services of the Administration of the Samara city and the Samara region of the Department of water resources and volunteers Arconic Samara in practical environmental activities on clearing from garbage and beautification problematic coastal zones of Samara River. This will be a good example of the application received by the Project environmental knowledge to improve the environment.
Project coordinator: Zubkov Igor Petrovich 8 (929)7036662