|Project title||Lake Kolon, Empire of the Water|
|Thematic area||Environment and sustainable development|
|Name of the organization||Kiskunság Society for Protection of Birds|
|Postal address||6070 Izsák, Hunyadi János u. 29|
|Project manager||Morvai Edina|
|Project timeframe||March 2nd, 2015 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||11,229 €|
The aim of the project was to resolve the conflict between local residents, farmers and nature conservation interests regarding water management issues of the Lake Kolon, and to eradicate some deficits of the local ecotourism infrastructure. For the sake of the former, a forum with local farmers were held and different information activities were promoted for local schools and the local public. These included 5 field school sessions, numerous publicly announced field actions (waste collection, planting and invasive plant species, etc.), 2 public events and 3 guided tours. For awareness raising the natural values of the area were presented at major events of the target area by the means of a mobile exhibition, and drawing and photo competition on Lake Kolon was announced in the nearby settlements, and for which nearly 150 entries were submitted. For the development of ecotourism infrastructure a new, eight-station long, barrier-free pathway was developed and built in the outskirts of Pahi village, and with the cooperation of a local entrepreneur a ramp and a new tower was attached to one of the bird watching point of the lake.