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Thursday, April 18, 2024

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PGE supports 11 national parks across Poland

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna is further developing its cooperation with Polish nature institutions by extending its support for two new national parks – Ojcowski National Park and Woliński National Park. In total, PGE is already supporting 11 parks across Poland, with which it will implement more than 70 new projects in 2024, including active nature conservation and scientific research. The implementation of the projects is possible thanks to the financial support of the PGE Foundation. 

In 2024, as part of its proprietary program, “Energy of the rhythm of nature,” PGE will cooperate with 11 national parks: Biebrza National Park, Świętokrzyski National Park, Roztoczanski National Park, Kampinos National Park, Wigry National Park, Narew National Park, Bieszczady National Park, Magura National Park, Slowinski National Park, Ojcowski National Park and Woliński National Park. In total, more than 70 environmental projects are planned, including three scientific studies, 41 educational projects, seven infrastructure projects and more than 20 active protection projects. 

For the first time, PGE will carry out projects with the Ojców and Woliński National Parks. With the Wolin National Park, PGE will organize a sculpture plein-air “From wood conjured, or the third life of a tree,” which will create wooden sculptures that can then be admired in the park. In the Ojców National Park, PGE will support the Ojców Garden by constructing and installing a 125-meter-long wooden fence around the garden. As a result, valuable plant species will be protected from destruction by animals, which will guarantee their existence in substitute habitats, but also tourist nature education. PGE will also become involved in activities of the adaptation of a former stone cellar for the benefit of bats, the park’s emblematic species.

Furthermore, PGE, in cooperation with national parks and other nature conservation institutions, i.e. the League for Nature Protection, Forest Districts and the Polish Association of Friends of Nature “pro Natura,” will execute, among other things, field workshops for school children, ecological conferences, forest planting as part of the nationwide action “Forests Full of Energy” and the construction of a bat shelter as part of the project “Forest huts for bats.” 

In addition, the publication of the next edition of the ‘Walking Guide’ – a special guide to PGE-supported national parks – is planned for Q2 2024. Its second, expanded edition will be dedicated to the 11 national parks with which the company cooperates. It will feature up-to-date maps with available educational paths and hiking and cycling trails, as well as numerous puzzles to solve and interesting facts about animals that can be encountered during a walk. “Spacerownik” will be available in two language versions – Polish and English.

PGE has been cooperating with national parks since 2020.

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