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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-449 Improving Governance and Management of Lakes in Kurzeme and North Lithuania (Live Lake)

The project involves 8 lakes and one pond in Kurzeme region, Latvia and 3 lakes in Northern Lithuania. Since the lakes are different by type and origin, they also have different management needs and problems.

The project addresses lake management problems like flooding and unstable hydrological regimes, overgrowing with reeds and bushes, water quality problems and pollution, safety and navigation. Besides the practical management, there is also a demand from project partners to improve the governance of the lakes, and education of local residents on the issues that are important to save the lake ecosystems.

The project aims to increase efficiency of lake resource management and governance.

Lake exploitation rules will be developed for Durbe and Usma lakes.  Study of pollution in Usma lake will provide information about the contamination of the lake. Nature management plan will be developed for Tosmare lake. Action Plan for Improvement of Water Quality will be developed in Plateliai lake.
Habitat management activities will be implemented in Būšenieku, Tosmare lakes and Kirkilai karstic lakes. Reed cutting equipment will be purchased and reedland management will be ensured in Cierere, Remte, Brocēni, Platelieai and Usma lakes. Cleaning of water reservoir ‘Dzirnavu dīķis’ on Tebra river in Aizpute town will be done to stop overgrowth and improve ecological conditions. Two local cleaning events will be organised in Širvėna lake for picking up the garbage from the lake. Water level loggers for groundwater monitoring will be purchased for use in Tosmare and Platelieai lakes. Navigation equipment for Ciecere lake will be set up, including information stands, buoys and navigation signs. Security camera system for strict protected nature reserve Moricsala in Usma lake will be set up to allow monitoring of the Usma lake aquatorium in the Moricsala. Reconstruction of sluices will be done in Sasmaka lake and Dzirnavu pond on Tebra river in Aizpute town.
Educational campaign for limiting the use of phosphorus in the project region will be implemented by creating animated movie, application for phones, smart brochures (with QR codes) and educational program that will be disseminated in schools in the project region for education of children. Also, educational campaign about amphibians will be organised in Kurzeme to draw the public’s attention to the disappearance of amphibians (e.g., toads, frogs). Mobile exhibition about the development of lakes and their nature values will be organised and exhibited in 8 locations. Nature Conservation Agency from Latvia will develop educational programme about waterbody ecosystems (including species identification guides and computer graphics that explain the creation and development of lakes) and offer lessons to schools at the Nature Education Center in Slītere, Liepāja and other places, as well as offer developed methodology to schools for use in biology lessons. Educational room with equipment, interactive game and materials for laboratory will be established in Biržai Regional Park as well.

Cross border cooperation for the management or natural resources will ensure exchanging information and experiences, as well ensure common platform for education and information activities. As a result, target groups management and governance of lake areas will improve. Educational activities will include modern technologies to attract interest of younger generation in sustainable use of nature resources and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Last updated: 30.07.2021 13:53