A field survey was conducted in the valley of the
The main goals of the field survey were to collect
descriptive, photographic and cartographic information. Children
from secondary schools in Kosiv and Yavoriv towns and students from
Kosiv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Art were involved.
During the survey, the participants investigated the environmental
state of River Rybnytsya, the level of bank pollution and the state
of trout weirs. A detailed description of the River Rybnytsya was
produced, water from 10 sites was sampled and analysed, and a
schematic map was made of the environmental state of the river.
Photographic and video materials were collected.
Information-educational work was carried out
Based on the results of the field survey, a workshop
was organised at which heads of local authorities and
representatives of state and public environmental organisations took
part. The activities of the workshop and results of the field survey
were featured in the local mass media.
Three photo exhibitions were held: in Kosiv (Pavlyk
park), the "U Bohdana" photo studio and "Gutsulshchyna"
National Nature Park.
A colour booklet, "The Protected River Rybnytsya
as a One of the Largest Water Arteries of Kosiv Region", was
produced, describing the Rybnytsya. The booklet was disseminated in
the rayon, where the River Rybnytsya flows, including at public
meetings where the environmental state of the river was discussed.