Mineral source in Kolochava will be arranged
Mineral source in Kolochava (also called - borkut) - located in the national natural park "Synevyr" and is the most popular destination among local residents and tourists. Due to the active negative anthropogenic load, the natural monument is destroyed, clogged with debris, and, therefore, requires the arrangement and improvement of the territory.
Local activists and ecologists have long noticed this problem and initiated a project on the arrangement of the source. "Our village is a tourist-developed and numerous tourists visit the source of drinking mineral water every day and just have a rest in nature," says deputy of the Transcarpathian Regional Council, author of the project Vasyl Khudynets. - Therefore, the purpose of the project is to ensure Kolochava source from the negative human impact through the arrangement of the territory and the implementation of a action plan to not allow negative attitude towards this object in the future.
The result of the efforts of eco-activists was the victory in the microproject competition from NGOs within the framework of the project "Program of Environmental Public Initiatives for the East and West of Ukraine". The project is being implemented by the Foundation for Development of NGO "Western Ukrainian Resource Center" in cooperation with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Purpose of the project: to support 14 public initiatives, initiated by local community organizations and aimed at solving environmental problems at the objects of the nature reserve fund in four regions of Ukraine.
The first working meeting of the winners of the project took place in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk in recent days. A member of the public organization "Society" Syniy Vyr" Maria Shetelya had presented a project on the arrangement of the Kolochava mineral source deposit. She said that within the framework of the project it is planned to arrange mineral sources (leakage), laying natural stone footpaths, fencing the area of the deposit, aligning the area near the deposit, installing a line of information stands, purchasing and installing benches for sitting and conducting a number of environmental and educational activities.
Enclosed with benches for sitting the territory will increase the level of provision of high-quality tourist services, improve access to mineral resources for the health of tourists, and also protect the territory from chaotic excessive use.