On April 13, 2 thousand oak and maple seedlings were planted in the Volga-Akhtubinskaya floodplain to restore the forest that burned down in 2016. The plantings were organized as part of the PosadiLes forest restoration and conservation project with the support of the Regional Committee for Natural Resources, Forestry and Ecology, the ECA movement and the SPLAT company, which compensates for its carbon footprint.
The planting took place on an area of 2 hectares, more than 100 activists took part in them, including local residents, students and representatives of public organizations. The planting area was specially prepared by the staff of the local forestry, who will carry out the subsequent care of the seedlings.
“For the Volgograd region, the Volgo-Akhtubinskaya floodplain plays the role of a regulator of the atmospheric air composition. In terms of the totality of indicators, the ecological systems of the floodplain are assigned to the first category of international significance. In recent decades, the ecological balance that has been established in the floodplain for centuries has been disrupted. Planting seedlings will help fix the soil with tree roots and protect the soil from wind erosion. We are grateful to the SPLAT company and all the participants for their contribution to the preservation of the Volgograd region's forests, ”says Roman Potolovsky, coordinator of the PosadiLes project in Volgograd.
Anyone unable to join in person can support boarding online at website PosadiLes.ru. After the end of the planting season everyone who has provided support in reforestation will receive photos and gps coordinates of the seedlings.
Since 2015, more than 9 thousand trees have already been planted in the Volgograd Region within the framework of the PosadiLes project. Landing reports can be viewed here.
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