The Oriniemenjoki River catchment area water protection project

River management plan helps Finnish farmers improve aquatic ecosystems 

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Project summary: 

A strategic management plan for the Oriniemenjoki River territory in south-western Finland has been prepared with direct involvement of key stakeholders such as farmers and local authorities. Its proposals have identified rehabilitation actions that farmers can undertake voluntarily using CAP funding to improve water quality, aquatic ecosystems, and related green infrastructure. 

Project results: 

A strategic territorial planning document establishing a coordinated package of water quality rehabilitation proposals for the Oriniemenjoki River area.
Improved awareness and motivation for agri-environment actions in the river catchment area.
Increased recreational and educational opportunities.
Identification of 12 sites for rehabilitation works such as small dam constructions and settling basins to help decrease erosion and nutrient leaching.