“It is very valuable for us to unite with people who, like us, care for and protect nature,” Lena Zhuk, the head of Chisto.de NGO, told Varosh. — We invited such people to our shore (of the Vilshan Reservoir, — ed.), together we wrote petitions, explored the shore, and received an invitation from them to support the Narcissus Valley. We are grateful for the opportunity to touch such a cause and had the opportunity to combine two measures to save unique locations in one eco-picnic.
Bohdan Prots, head of the NGO “Danube-Carpathian Program”, said that due to the lack of traditional mowing and grazing, the onion is overgrown with trees and bushes, and as a result of climate change, the Narcissus Valley is drying up.
“In order to save Daffodil Valley, we need to raise the water table so that the daffodil can flower and form seeds,” he explained to Varosh. – Second, since daffodil can grow within the boundaries of traditional farming, there must be grazing or mowing after the daffodil has produced its seed. In recent years, all this has been done and we have a significant profit of daffodils in the Valley.
In addition, according to Bohdan Prots, it is necessary to take care of the water level in the Valley, because when it is low, the growth of bushes that aggressively occupy the territory of the Valley increases sharply.
Therefore, on the second day of ecopicnic #18, volunteers helped to make willow branches, designed to retain as much water as possible during the wet season, to support narrow-leaved narcissus meadows during the dry season.
The event was held within the framework of the NGO project “Danube-Carpathian Program” “Save the Narcissus Valley”.