Adaptation to climate change through the development of green and blue infrastructure in Gryfino
On 22th of December 2021, the Mayor of the Town and Commune of Gryfino – Mieczysław Sawaryn, signed a grant contract for the implementation of green and blue infrastructure in Gryfino.
Adopt a tree
The tree adoption program is addressed to the inhabitants of the Gryfino Commune and aims to teach responsibility for public green areas, in particular greenery care.
Gryfino’s needs and environmental conditions
In March will take place the first workshop meeting with the project partner: Verkis hf. The joint work of experts from Poland and Iceland will be concerned to a topic of understanding the local needs and environmental conditions of our city.
Educational Gardens Program for school youth
The program is dedicated to school children and aims at living and practical learning about greenery and it’s proper care, as well as co-responsibility for the sustainable development of the city and commune.
160 students from three primary schools in the city of Gryfino participate in the program: Primary School No. 1, 2 and 3. Each school has got one green area to conduct live nature lessons and engage students in practical learning to care for greenery. Each area has been equipped with appropriate gardening and irrigation tools.
Students from Primary School No. 1 in Gryfino take care of the plantings on the waterfront in Gryfino, students from Primary School No. 2 in Gryfino take care of trees and shrubs in the area next to the Sports Hall in Gryfino, while students from Primary School No. 3 in Gryfino look after 215 trees planted as part of the project on the recreational square in the Municipal Cemetery in Gryfino.
Training on setting up home rain gardens
The action was addressed to the inhabitants of the town and commune of Gryfino. The aim of the training was practical learning how to set up home rain gardens and transferring knowledge about the importance of rainwater recovery.
The training took place in October 2022. until September 2023 and were informative and practical. All training participants received educational materials on setting up rain gardens and seedlings of plants that filter water, i.e. suitable for a rain garden.
The training was attended by 200 people divided into 10 groups of 20 people each. They were held in village halls in Drzenina, Czepin, Stare Brynki, Sobiemyśl, Krajnik, Borzym, Wełtyń and the Gryfino Town and Commune Office.
As part of the training, an exemplary rain garden was created on the waterfront in Gryfino, prepared together with the employees of the Project Partner – Verkis hf.
Training in building houses for insects and bees
Classes, that took place from November 2022 until June 2023 aimed at teaching children and parents how to easily prepare a house for insects and learning the importance of protecting flora and fauna. During the training, issues related to the importance of insects in nature were also discussed.
The classes, which met with great appreciation from the youngest, but also their parents, had a practical and technical nature. Participants had the opportunity to meet live representatives of some insect species and make a booth under the supervision of a trainer.
The trainings was attended by 320 people divided into 16 groups of 20 people each. The trainings were held in many places in the Gryfino Commune: village centers in Sobiemyśl, Drzenina, Czepin, Stare Brynki, Sobieradz, Krajnik, Wirów, Bartków, Borzym, Gryfino Culture Center and the Gryfino Town and Commune Office.
Tree adoption program
The program was addressed to the inhabitants of the Gryfino Commune and was aimed at teaching responsibility for public green areas, in particular greenery care.
From September 2022 to May 2023, 100 trees were adopted in the Gryfino Commune by the residents of the commune. Agreements for the adoption of trees were signed with the adopters for a period of 3 years. The contracts included obligations regarding the care of the adopted tree. The adopted trees were marked with commemorative plaques along with dedications chosen by the adopters.
Green Public Forum
The Green Public Forum aims to familiarize the inhabitants of the Gryfino Commune with the problems of climate change and education on the importance of urban greenery (elimination of the “urban heat island”) and rational water management. Each time the Green Forum will be held in a different location in Gryfino.
The event will be an educational campaign on climate change and the importance of trees and plants in the city as well as waste segregation and sustainable consumption, during which the following activities will be carried out: educational performances for children; workshops for adults on setting up rain gardens and plant care, educational campaign on sustainable consumption and joint planting of flower bulbs by participants. Each forum will end with a music event.
Events inaugurating the cycling seasons in 2022 and 2023, finished in an educational picnic aimed at promoting cycling as an alternative form of communication for the car.
The rally and the picnic will take place each time in a different place in the Gryfino Commune. At the start, event participants will receive starter packages. At the finish line, there will be a family zone with refreshments, educational games and artistic animations.