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LLI – 472, Joint Management of Urban Wetland Areas in border region Latvia-Lithuania / Pilsētvides mitrāju pārvaldība Latvijas – Lietuvas pārrobežu reģionā / Urb-Area

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Project title: “Joint Management of Urban Wetland Areas in border region Latvia-Lithuania”

Project acronym: Urb-Area

Project number: LLI – 472

 

Project partners:

Lead partner: Daugavpils City Municipality, 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.

Planned Activities:

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

Planned results:

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, olga.tolmacova@daugavpils.lv, mob. +371 20089634

 

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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

 

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

Video shared on social media of Daugavpils municipality, Latgale Planning Region, Daugavpils University  

Web site created within the project - https://urbanwetland.eu/ 

Electronic catalogue of spiecies found in Daugavpils and Anyksciai urban wetlands

LLI-472 PROJECT STRUCTURE

External experts recommendations on pond cleaning

Partner workshop March 9th-10th 2021 "Urban wetlands in cross border region Latvia-Lithuania: challenges of improvement of eco systems and services"  AGENDA  presentations

Joint Action Plan - Daugavpils and Anyksciai urban wetlands management plan

Partner workshop August 24th-25th 2021 "Urban wetlands in cross border region Latvia-Lithuania: challenges of managing the semi-natural urban wetland ecosystem" - AGENDA

Content for e-catalogue of Daugavpils and Anyksciai wetlands biodiversity

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

Methodological materials and interactive games for ecological education

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

 

Final report on monitoring of urban wetlands in Daugavpils and Anykščiai

 

Daugavpils urban WETLAND video

Watch Daugavpils urban wetland online:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM1OGRbTEl_ZQNG1Rak2e1g 

  

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.

PRESS RELEASES:

16-11-2020 DAUGAVPILS CITY COUNCIL LAUNCHES PROJECT FOR ARRANGEMENT OF URBAN WETLAND ENVIRONMENT  W   

06-12-2021 DAUGAVPILS AND ANYKŠČIAI MUNICIPALITIES COOPERATE ON URBAN WETLAND MANAGEMEN  W

28-04-2022_ESPLANADE WETLAND IN DAUGAVPILS TO BE DEVELOPED INTO AN IMPORTANT NATURE TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SITE W

08-09-2022_GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE RESTORATION WORKS IN ESPLANADE WETLAND IN DAUGAVPILS W

16-09-2022 THE MUNICIPALITIES OF DAUGAVPILS AND ANYKŠČIAI INVITE  TO FIND OUT THE NATURE VALUES FOUND IN URBAN WETLANDS W

03-10-2022 ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE URB-AREA PROJECT HAVE FINISHED SUCCESSFULY W

  

ARTICLES IN MEDIA: 

Daugavpils and Anyksciai cooperate developing joint action plan for urban wetlands in cross border region Latvia-Lithuania 28-04-2022  W

Daugavpils and Anyksciai develope green infrastructure of urban wetlands and foster eco-education 09-09-2022   W

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