Volunteer action – island restoration in the Sava-Odra (Lučko) channel, Saturday, 13th December

  • 05.12.2014.

As a part of the training program NatuRegio-Balkans which Tomislav Hudina, BIOM employee, is a part of, BIOM is organizing the restoration of a gravely island in the Sava-Odra channel (Lučko), which was for the last 10 years the biggest breeding ground for the common tern in Croatia. The action is funded by the German Foundation DBU and the Heidehof Foundation.

For their breeding grounds, terns always choose gravely soil without vegetation, mostly on little islands or river shoals. “Our” island in the Sava-Odra channel was an ideal habitat for terns, however due to succession it is now covered with young willows and poplars, which of course caused that the number of nesting couples has decreased.
That is why on Saturday, 13th December, at 10 AM we are organizing a volunteer action to restore the island so it would be tern-friendly again. All members of the Association and anyone who is interested are more than welcome to join!

In order to even get to the island, the Fishing Club Piškor will provide a boat. All other necessary tools will be provided by BIOM. Our authorized employees will be using chainsaws and lawnmowers. For everyone else, we will provide axes, rakes, hand-saws, scissors and working gloves. Our plan is to cut all the woody vegetation on the island and take it ashore where, after it dries, it will be burnt.

If you decide to join, we promise you a good time and of course the gratitude of the terns that will be arriving in spring to breed. We plan to finish around 3 PM.
Also, we will provide tea and hot meals for everyone!

See you there!

Tomislav Hudina – project supervisor
091/557 22 90