Earthkeeping in Mazury
Timberland Earthkeepers contributed a day of time and talent to the Masurian Landscape Park in northern Poland in late May. 66 Timberland volunteers partnered with park staff and members of the Nature Conservation Department of Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, investing nearly 600 hours total to renovate and verify the existing nature monuments in the Ruciane-Nida commune.
Some of the Timberland Earthkeeping Team in Poland, ready for action
Masurian Landscape Park is a protected area in northern Poland, established in 1977. It covers an area of 132,584 acres, where 51% is covered by forests and 30% by surface waters. The most significant body of water in this region is Poland’s biggest lake, Śniardwy (27,181 acres). Flora in the park includes nearly 900 species of vascular plants and the park’s most common animals include deer, moose, wolves, bobcats, otters and beavers. There are also numerous nature reserves and nature monuments in the park.
Earthkeeper actions included restoring information boards, revitalizing a historic stone road, fixing a well roof, verifying nature monuments, setting directional bollards along the reserve’s bike path, and constructing a wooden fence. Volunteers also cleared the area surrounding the nature monuments.
Restoration and revitalization … all in a good day’s work for Poland’s Earthkeepers.