ChelPipe Group’s Gorod Pervykh Activists Clean Up New Tourist Route

12 December 2019 (09:11)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, December 12, 2019. Volunteers from Gorod Pervykh (an environmental NGO created at the initiative of ChelPipe Group) cleaned up a new tourist route where Pervouralsk’s first Environmental Path will open in 2020, the Group’s press service reports.

‘The ten-kilometer-long route goes along the foot of the mountains next to the Chusovaya River from Kamenka to Nizhnyee Selo. Gorod Pervykh volunteers covered the route on foot in order to explore the area and clean up the river banks. The environmental event was scheduled around International Mountain Day and World Volunteer Day in December,’ the Group says.

‘Environmental tourism is growing increasingly popular in the area: there are quite a few rafting and hiking events on the Chusovaya River, with clean-ups and plogging as part of the program. This helps draw the general public’s attention to environmental issues and popularize mindful tourism. We also keep working to set up and improve new tourist routes: next year, there will be navigation signs, camping sites, recreation areas, and litter pickup stations in place,’ says Gorod Pervykh activist Danila Shestakov.

This year, Gorod Pervykh activists coordinated over eighty different events in the field of urban improvements, tree-planting, and waste separation and recycling; they also delivered several dozen environmental classes and lectures for children and young people.

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