Planting shrubs in Bezhanitsy within the "March of Parks - 2016"
Today, on the 15th of May, Bezhanitsky schoolchildren and kindergarten pupils planted 30 shrubs in the garden square of Pskov paratroopers. Planting shrubs took place in the framework of the action "March for Parks - 2016", held annually by Polistovsky Reserve.
The children gathered in the visitor center of Polistovsky Reserve, where they took an excursion acquainting with nature of Polistovsky bogs, and then went to the garden square of Pskov paratroopers. Here they planted purple willow and Hungarian lilac and promised to take care of the shrubs for a few years when a beautiful alley will grow up in the garden square.
After the planting action participants got presents: balloons, magnets and reflectors with the symbols of Polistovsky Reserve. In addition, all the guys were invited to a coming birthday of the Reserve (Polistovsky Reserve was established on the 25th of May, 1994).
March for Parks is an international action, carried out to support protected areas. The action took place for the first time in the US in 1990, and by the end of the 90s it gained popularity in our country. Each year a variety of events, competitions, festivals, volunteer actions are held within the "March for Parks".
In Russia the main purpose of the action is to draw public attention to the work and problems of National Parks and Reserves, and to the importance of environmental conservation. This is a great reason for everyone to think about the natural heritage values and to participate in its preservation.
Polistovsky Reserve thanks all the participants of "March for Parks - 2016" and is waiting for you at the following events!