The construction works on the Goczałkowice Lake, commissioned by the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Katowice, has already started. The aim is to protect the habitats of the common tern, which has been nesting in this area for many years.
The works are part of the LIFE.VISTULA.PL project. Its main goal is to protect bird habitats in Nature 2000 areas located in the Upper Vistula Valley.
The artificial bird island will be approximately 450 m2. It will be built in the area where the Vistula flows into the lake. Every year, several hundred tern nests are flooded during the July rains, when the water level in the Lake rises. Thanks to the construction of the island, birds will be able to safely raise their broods.
The construction of the island will be completed in November.
This action is carried out by the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Katowice in agreement with the local authorities. It is financed by the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Katowice. The entire project is financed mainly by the European Union and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.