The project is expected to restore during many years overgrown in the Birds island, burial mounds and swamp. Restoration of Birds island, burial mounds, and swamp will include cutting by hand and removing grass and woody vegetation. The project is expected to renovate tourism infrastructure. Renovation of infrastructure will include painting of wooden information board and signs, removing old infrastructure from campsites and nature patches, and marking hiking trails. The project is expected to restore Luodis lake shore. Restoration of shore will include cutting by hand and removing reeds and woody vegetation. The project is expected to clean up the boating race in ventoji River as well. Participants will travel with canoes/boats down the ventoji River. Cleaning will include cutting by hand natural obstacles in the river (such as log, dump), and collecting trashes from the water (such us plastic bottles, bags).
Volunteers will live in the administration building of the directorate of Graut279; Regional Park. Volunteers will sleep in the rooms on the beds or mattresses, participants should bring sleeping bags. There is a shower with hot water, sauna, wash basins, toilet, stove for cooking and a refrigerator in administration building. Cooking is done by volunteers themselves.
Free time can be organized independently by the volunteers because there are many opportunities for visiting interesting places. During the free time volunteers can rent bikes or canoes, and go for biking trip around Regional Park or canoe trip down ventoji River, visit self-guided hiking trails. For relaxing a lake 1 km away is the best idea. There are many places for visiting in Zarasai district as well, such as Slyninka water mill, Monastery in Baltrisk279;s, the oldest oak tree in east Europe (more than 1500 y.o.) and oldest Lithuania s wooden church in Stelmuze. LOCATION:Salakas town is 45 km away from Utena town in the eastern part of Lithuania. It is the largest town in Graut279; Regional Park. Salakas was first time mentioned in 1496. It has a population of about 500 people. There is unique Sea museum (), Nature visitors canter. There are many tourists during the summer season: traditionally, biking trips by Great biking race, canoeing trips by ventoji River begins in Salakas.
Heavenly shore on earth i the best way to describe Grazute Regional Park. Park was founded for the protection of valuable laky, forested landscape of upper reaches of the River Sventoji with biodiversity and ethnoicultural treasures. There are more than 90 lakes. Antalieptes Marios with brilliant islands and peninsulas is a man-made lake, which has the most sophisticated configuration of shore in Lithuania. Lake Luodis (1320 ha) is the 6th biggest in Lithuania and has two sandy spits. The park is composed of landscape, telmological, geomorphic, hydrographic, and urban reserves. Many varieties of plants and animals are protected here.
WHAT TO BRING:Sleeping bags, long-sleeved clothes; trousers; rain gear; anti mosquito cream; music instruments; your national games and recipes; songs; dances; ideas how to spend leisure time; swimming things; waterproofed shoes.