The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest co-orgnanizes with the Region of North Aegean and the Municipality of Western Lesvos a series of events with the aim to inform and raise public awareness especially among young people for the value, importance and protection of the wetlands of Western Lesvos and the possibilities of their utilization for the local development and mainly forms of alternative tourism. The second event tοοκ place in the Cultural Center of Mesotopos on Sunday, August 8 2021 at 8.00 p.m. in collaboration with the Association for the Environmental Protection of Chrousos.
Important wetlands in the area of Mesotopos are the estuary of the river Malionta (Chrousou), the Podara estuary and the artificial Mesotopos Lakes. Its wetlands area is enriched by the impressive network of "giolia" (artificial water tanks), located in the wider area for water supply.
About the wetlands of the area, their ecological importance and value, the possibilities of their promotion and utilization and the need to raise awareness among the inhabitants for their protection spoke Professor Nikolaos Zouros, Director of Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Mrs. Eleni Galinou, environmentalist of the Museum, Mrs. Kalliopi Milioreli, environmentalist and special advisor to the Municipality of Western Lesvos on environmental issues and Dimitris Bloukas, President of the Association for the Environmental Protection of Chrousos.
The next event of the series "Wetlands of Western Lesvos" is scheduled to take place in Anemotia on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 8.00 pm. in collaboration with the Association of Vine growers of Anemotia "O Kampos".