Students of “Vuk Karadžić” Elementary School plant the White Poplar along the banks of the Jegrička

March 18, 2019

Within the scope of the “Eco-friendly water management against extreme weather conditions in the cross-border area – ECOWAM” Project, which aims at preventing the negative effects on the quality of water bodies by establishing a joint system of improvement of water management in AP Vojvodina and Chongrád County, an educational activity for children was held in the territory of the Jegrička Nature Park in Ravno Selo on 18th March, 2019, which aims at engaging children in the activities of afforestation and raising their awareness of environmental protection.
The pupils of “Vuk Karadžić” Elementary School from Novi Sad, accompanied by their teachers, had the opportunity to plant white poplar in the territory of the Jegrička Nature Park, as well as to learn more about the importance of the nature park from the representatives of the PWMC “Vode Vojvodine“. So far, this has been the session with the highest number of second-graders involved – three classes with the total of 68 students participated in this project event. At the same time, this was the third and last planting activity involving students that had been planned within this project.
The “Eco-friendly water management against extreme weather conditions in the cross-border area (ECOWAM)” project, is implemented under the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation programme Hungary-Serbia. The partnership in the project, which total budget amounts to EUR 1,758,447.43, of which the European Union’s co-financing (IPA) amounts to EUR 1,494,680.31, consists the Lower Tisza District Water Directorate – ATIVIZIG (Hungary), PWMC “Vode Vojvodine” Novi Sad (Serbia) and the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina (Serbia).

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