Baikal Shore Cleaned Up

14.04.2014

"Clean the ice of Lake Baikal" action was held near the Turka village in the Baikal region of the Republic of Buryatia on the Cosmonautics Day, April 12th. 57 volunteers came to fight the garbage left from the "Baikal Fishing" festival. 25 bags of rubbish were gathered in total. Much of it will be recycled. The main purpose of the participants was not so much to fight against littering, but in promotion and education.

25 bags of rubbish were gathered in total

This action was the first part of the project "Save Baikal" this year. In summer this environmental work will be continued by the volunteer camp " Baikal Coastal Services", which will be held from 15th of July till 15th of August in the Baikal region of the Republic of Buryatia. The project has been held for the third year in a row, and its main goal is to reduce the number of illegal dumps on the shores of the largest freshwater reservoir of the planet.