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Jeziorak lake

Practice on:

Development of tourist infrastructure around the Jeziorak lake - systems of marinas. Preserving natural areas.

Practical details:
NUTS 1: PL6REGION PÓŁNOCNY
NUTS 2: PL62 Warmińsko-Mazurskie
Start date: '01-01-2007
Type of initiative:  public
Description of the practice:

The good practice demonstrates the new way of development and waste management around the lake as well as advanced infrastructure for nautical tourism.


The good practice is is consistent with Strategy for Socio - Economic Development of Warmia and Mazury to 2020.

A well-functioning water tourism system is present on the lake Jeziorak. The lake is a part of the Iława Lake District Landscape Park. It is the 6th largest lake in Poland and the longest one in terms of width. The aforementioned tourism system was equipped with 27 marinas fully adapted for tourists vacationing at the lake Jeziorak: mainly sailors, motorboatsmen and anglers.

One marina is a harbour fully equipped in the necessary sanitary, administrative and economic installations. The standard equipment includes: a floating jetty for mooring 18 units, a tower with an observation platform, a point of emergency boat repairs, sewage connections and other necessary appliances. Such a marina functions on a natural protected area and is fully environmental friendly. The marina collects payment for its service. The standard pricing includes mooring fees, electric charging or connection, sewage collection, parking and accommodation.

Most of the funding to build the marinas on the Lake Jeziorak came from the Integrated Regional Operational Programme 2004-2006. In 2006 the Association of the  Communes "Jeziorak" applied to the Marhall of Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship and received money from the EU Funds.

Evidence of success
Biological/biodiversity values:

The lake Jeziorak is a part of the Iława Lake District Landscape Park. There are 1200 boats travelling annually on Jeziorak Lake. Consequently, there was a necessity of creation of marinas system to preserve the beauty of the lake and surroundings.

Visual impact and recreational value:

It is observed that every year more and more boats' travellers come and use water system of Jeziorak lake. Moreover, the Association organizes tourist events like workshops on environment protection, prepares ecological projects targeted especially at the primary and secondary school students.

Cultural heritage:

There is no direct link.

Environmental impact:

Attention payed to environment and pollution.

Economic viability:

Self-financing project.  The marina collects payment for its service. The standard pricing includes mooring fees, electric charging or connection, sewage collection, parking and accommodation.

Transferability:
The marina system has proved to be successful on the Lake Jeziorak. This good practice can without a doubt be transferred to other countries, preferably those owning lakes with active water tourism.

Contact details:
Name:
Organisation: The Association of the Communes "Jeziorak"
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Website: http://www.zwiazekgmin.eu


Completed on: 2011-10-20
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