The Goczałkowice Lake project, commissioned by the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Katowice, Poland, is underway.
The goal of the scheme is to protect the habitats of the common tern, which have been nesting in this area for many years.
The works are part of the LIFE.VISTULA.PL program.
The 450m2 artificial bird island 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 being 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.