LLI – 472, Joint Management of Urban Wetland Areas in border region Latvia-Lithuania / Pilsētvides mitrāju pārvaldība Latvijas – Lietuvas pārrobežu reģionā / Urb-Area
Project title: “Joint Management of Urban Wetland Areas in border region Latvia-Lithuania”
Project acronym: Urb-Area
Project number: LLI – 472
Lead partner: Daugavpils City Council, Latvia
Project partner: Anyksciai District Municipality Administration, Lithuania
Aim and objectives:
Project's aim is to develop the innovative integrated and efficient approach for joint cross-border management of urban wetlands. Project's objectives are restoration of green infrastructure, improvement of eco-services of urban wetlands, decreasing of environmental risks and creating of not-invasive management approach for urban wetlands in cross-border region Latvia-Lithuania.
Cross border challenge of the project - the lack of integrated efficient management of urban wetlands of cross-border region Latvia-Lithuania, lack of cooperation between representatives of cross-border municipalities and low eco-awareness of inhabitants of cross - border region.
1) Development of Joint Action Plan, Creating of Joint on-line management system
Within the project it is planned to create a Joint on-line managment system for Latgale Zoo (Latvia) and Anykščiai Green Pond area (Lithuania).
2) Eco-educational and awareness raising activities.
3) Small scale works on improvement of wetlands' green infrastructure and wetlands' adjusted territories.
Project objects: Latgale Zoo (LP), Vienības street 27, Daugavpils, Latvia
Anykščiai Green Pond area (PP2), Sodų / Vytauto street crossing, Anykščiai, Lithuania
Project's outputs are efficient wetlands' environmental resource management and improved urban wetlands' ecosystems in cross-border region Latvia-Lithuania. Project's results are implemented joint on-line management system, restored biodiversity of urban wetlands, decreased environmental risks, raised eco-awareness of inhabitants of cross-border region Latvia-Lithuania.
ERDF funding: 319 719.36 EUR
Lead partner’s contact person: Olga Tolmacova, firstname.lastname@example.org, mob. +371 20089634
Program is funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The total ERDF funding for the Program for project funding is EUR 69 600 000.
The contents are the sole responsibility of Daugavpils City Council and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.
Program website www.latlit.eu
Official EU website www.europa.eu
Web site created within the project - https://urbanwetland.eu/
Partner workshop August 24th-25th 2021 "Urban wetlands in cross border region Latvia-Lithuania: challenges of managing the semi-natural urban wetland ecosystem" - AGENDA
- presentation_Skaidrė Lakačiauskienė
- presentation_Jolanta Rimšaite_Aušrys Balevičius
- presentation_Uldis Valainis_Māris Nitcis part1 part2
- presentation_Krišs Smildzers_Rihards Borskis
Round table discussions 10th-11th November 2021 "Presentation of the joint action plan for the management of Daugavpils and Anykščiai urban wetlands. Practical application of recommendations" - AGENDA
- presentation_Aušrys Belevičius
- presentation_Jolanta Rimšaite
- presentation_Uldis Valainis
- presentation_Juris Soms
- presentation Krišs Smildzers_Rihards Borskis
Round table discussions 20th-21st April 2022 "Integration of the Joint Action Plan for the Management of Daugavpils and Anykščiai Urban Wetlands in the Municipal Planning Documents - Urban wetlands biodiversity and possibilities of its preservation and restoration as well as raise awareness raising of environmental risks" AGENDA
Daugavpils urban WETLAND video
Watch Daugavpils urban wetland online:
Improvement of Daugavpils Wetland territory was carried out within the project
Pond improvement works were implemented in the territory of the Esplanade to enhance the green infrastructure of Daugavpils urban wetland - mowing of trees and shrubs, thinning of shrubs, creation of an open water system and pond system. Also Latgale Zoo territory was improved by following - arranged sidewalks, driveways and footpaths, landscaped lawn, planted trees and shrubs. In the territory benches, rubbish bins and bicycle stand were installed. A video surveillance system has been installed, as well as a visitor counter.