On 22 March, the new Łęg Kamieniec educational trail in the riparian forest on the Soła river was officially opened in Oświęcim. The opening forest walk with naturalist Jerzy Zygmunt was attended by the Mayor of Oświęcim, Janusz Chwierut, as well asolder people, schoolchildren and nursery-aged children from Oświęcim. Zbigniew Warmuz, CEO of Synthos S.A., attended the opening of the trail. The company is a partner in this nature-based initiative.
As Oświęcim Mayor Janusz Chwierut said at the opening of the Łęg Kamieniec educational trail, the wealth of the city is the wealth of the Soła river and the riparian forest around it. It is a space whose natural qualities must be protected and the biodiversity of the fauna and flora present there appreciated.
– Many of us use this space, including children and older people. Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to describe this space so that people who visit the riparian forest would have an idea of what can be seen in it. This is how the idea of creating the trail came about – said Janusz Chwierut, Mayor of Oświęcim. – We invited Synthos to join the project and we thank them for their participation. This is not the first time that Synthos has supported various environmental initiatives in our city. Our idea is to open up this space for locals and tourists, and knowledge of nature is very important and valuable to us – he added.
The trail is 2.5 km long and special educational and information boards have been located along its route, so walkers can learn many interesting facts about the fauna and flora of the riparian forest on the Soła river. An insect hotel prepared in collaboration with Synthos Group company Synthos Agro has been set up at the last board, with the bee Synthosia as its keeper. Since 2022, Synthos Agro has been involved in educational activities related to protecting bees, which are an important part of the ecosystem.
– I am very pleased that we have been able to participate as a partner in the initiative to create the nature trail. This is exactly what we want to do and what we want to support. I wish for us all that this path serves the people of Oświęcim for as long as possible and that we enjoy the nature that is all around us. I like this space and the fact that its character has been preserved very much – said Zbigniew Warmuz, CEO of Synthos S.A. – This project fits exactly into our strategy of supporting local projects that are educational and nature-based, which is very important to us. Moreover, this project serves the residents and, consequently, our employees and their children, and this is also important to us – he stressed.
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