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Shoreline clean-up campaigns in Russia

In 2013 the Baikal project supported the work of the project "Save Baikal".,

The second annual awareness-education campaign "Pure Ice Lake Baikal in 2013" was organised on April 6 2013 in the Holodnyanka, Barguzinsky district of Buryatia. It was supported by more than 50 volunteers of all ages and areas of activity not only from Ulan-Ude, but from Moscow and other cities. In total, they have collected more than 40 bags of garbage (120 liters), which was sent for recycling. Discussions with the guests and participants of the event, handing out campaign leaflets with information on separate collection of garbage and waste handling were conducted.

Baikal shoreline volunteer group camp was supported and worked from 15 July to 5 August in the Cape Nameless, Baikal regions, the Republic of Buryatia .

The camp joined more than 100 volunteers from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Gorno-Altai, Novosibirsk, Tver, Izhevsk, Rostov-on-Don, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Tomsk, Pervouralsk Ussuriysk , Sakhalin, Vladivostok, as well as Montreal, Canada, Talin, Estonia, and Paris, France.

About 25 kilometers of protected area and beach tourist area were served by volunteers on a daily basis. Volunteers cleaned up of a shoreline and conducted an educational work on the waste management, as well as the rules of correct behavior on the nature of fire safety.

In total, 1,386 bags of 120 liters of waste, of which 321 bags of glass, 146 bags of metal, 203 bags of plastic and 716 bags of undivided garbage were collected and removed.

On 5 August 2013 the a shoreline clean-up campaign "Clean river Selenga" was organized in Ulan-Ude. The action was attended by over 45 people. There were representatives of the Save Baikal project, the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal, Burprirody and the Ulan-Ude administration. In total, 160 bags of garbage were collected (over a ton).

Finally, more than 100 volunteers took part in the action "Clean Olkhon Island", which was conducted on 14-15 September 2013. In total, 3 tons of garbage were collected. About 4 km ² has been cleaned.


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