Oleksienko, Olena Mykhailivna
Lenina St., 1,
Matyushi village, Bilotserkivsky Rayon,
Kyivska Oblast, 09151
Tel: (04463) 28197, (04463) 29525
Fax: (04463) 28197
- public involvement in activities to solve environmental problems (cleaning up streams and their banks, planting trees, flora and fauna
- undertaking a range of practical work to improve the environment;
- undertaking public control of compliance with environmental legislation and natural resources conservation;
- studying flora, fauna and the aquatic areas of places where we live; studying national traditions of the use of nature, and the history of relationships between humans and nature;
- practical, advisory, organisational and other assistance given by organisation members to the population on the problems of environmental protection and environmental education;
- the collection and dissemination of environmental information among the population;
- the involvement of scientists and researchers who work on biological and environmental issues in solving theoretical and practical tasks by studying and using the natural resources of Bilotserkivsky
The "Improving Rostavytsya Environment"
project was carried out in 2002 and supported by the REC-Kyiv
Regional Environmental Centre with financial support from the
European Commission. The project had the following results:
- An environmental action force was created; video films on environmental problems and ways to solve them were made, and the makers of the films made speeches;
- Contests for the best essay and environmental picture of the River Rostavytsya were held in schools near the Rostavytsya in Bilotserkivsky, Skvyrsky, Popilnyansky and Ruzhynsky Rayons;
- An appeal was presented to the authorities of Matyushi and Pavoloch villages on managing the banks of the River Rostavytsya, collecting rubbish and planting trees;
- An Information Campaign was started on the wise disposal of wastes in Matyushi and Pavoloch
- A spring activity, “Willow”, was carried out to celebrate the Day of Environment (planting willow grafts along 2 km of
- The edges of the forest situated near Popilnya village were managed (1,000 oak young trees planted);
- Two expeditions were conducted in order to obtain descriptions and photographs of the condition of the banks of the River Rostavytsya (Sokoliv Brid-Strokiv: 25 km, Strokiv-Trushki: 25
- Work began on creating the first model riverside area in the village of Matyushi;
- An information leaflet on the state of the floodplain of the River Rostavytsya was disseminated;
- A photo exhibition and information materials on the River Rostavytsya and the state of its floodplain were prepared based on the best essays and pictures of the river;
- An international workshop of the basin of the River Rostavytsya was held for teachers of biology and geography. The aim of the workshop was to share the experience of the public environmental organisations “Rastavytsya” and “Dyvokrai” in conducting environmental and educational activities (with the support of the Bila Tserkva Institute of Postgraduate Education for Teachers and the Bila Tserkva Regional Department of
At present, the streams flow unhindered into the river, and the
local population is aware of the organisation's work and how the
children have cleared up the streams. The people now respect the
work and the Rostavytsya environment. Leaflets requesting people not
to leave rubbish on the river banks were disseminated by children -
members of "Rastavytsya". The village authorities helped
the children by providing transport to remove the rubbish.
Many pupils of the school - members of the
organisation - became interested in the Rostavytsya water analysis
tests and research into the floodplain. They took part in testing
water in different parts of the river for chemical analysis.
Systematising their research materials, the children use them in
their small scientific projects and enter their projects in contests
organised by the Small Academy of Sciences.
In December 2002, the schoolchildren showed their
work at a pupils' and students' conference held at the Environmental
and Nature Centre in Kyiv, and were given awards for their
outstanding results in scientific research work.
The organisation held a photo exhibition, "The
River of my Childhood", with 12 participants: this was aimed at
drawing public attention to the problems of the River Rostavytsya.
In 2003, within the framework of the "Save
your River" Small Grants Programme carried out by the Wetlands
International Black Sea Programme, the
project, "We Will Save the River Rostavytsya Together!", was supported.