NOW IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY FOR FUNDING FROM THE PYHÄJÄRVI RESTORATION PROGRAMME TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF A COMPOST LAVATORY
the purpose of promoting water protection efforts, the Pyhäjärvi
Restoration Programme will grant aid for purchasing a compost lavatory
to be fitted to a site which is located within the Lake Pyhäjärvi
drainage basin. The maximum sum is 100 € and it may, at most, cover 50%
of the total price of the lavatory.
The site must fulfill the following requirements:
- It must be located within the Pyhäjärvi drainage basin next to a ditch, stream or river that flows into the lake
- The original receipt must be posted to the Pyhäjärvi Institute
- No compost lavatory grant has previously been approved for the site
will be processed individually and the application period is on-going.
The grant will be paid towards the original receipt once the lavatory
has been installed. It is not possible to receive the grant for
constructing a lavatory building.
The application form (in Finnish) can be found here
Please print out the application and send it by post together with the receipt to the Pyhäjärvi Institute:
Pyhäjärvi Restoration Programme
A PYHÄJÄRVI PROTECTION EVENT WAS HELD IN SUMMER 2011
biannual Pyhäjärvi Protection Event was this year combined with the
Ruukki Festival. The venue was hosted by the Pyhäjärvi Institute and
event topics included current fishing issues, dispersed settlement waste
waters and Lake Pyhäjärvi itself of course. The event was in
association with the Pyhäjärvi Rescue Service Association and Firiends
of Lake Pyhäjärvi that were responsible for the childrens` area. Thank
you for your support! See you again in 2013!
FUNDING FOR BIOMANIPULATION FISHING IN LAKE PYHÄJÄRVI WAS GRANTED FROM THE NATIONAL BUDGET
Find more information in the bulletin (in Finnish).
LAKE PYHÄJÄRVI USE AND MANAGEMENT PLAN
and management planning for the lakes Köyliönjärvi and Pyhäjärvi Natura
2000 areas was carried out at the Pyhäjärvi Institute under an ongoing
scheme called Competitiveness from Lake Pyhäjärvi Nature. The plans have
now been completed. For more information (in Finnish) about the scheme please click
The Pro Pyhäjärvi series of articles
has been published monthly since 1995. The articles are published in the
Alasatakunta and Auranmaa weekly papers. The newest article in the
series, as well as all the other articles that have been published so
far, are also available on the web (in Finnish).
THE AUTOMATIC MEASURING STATION ON LAKE PYHÄJÄRVI MONITORED WATER QUALITY AGAIN IN SUMMER 2012
floating automatic lake measuring station that produces real-time
information on water quality and weather conditions has once again been
anchored at the Lake Pyhäjärvi basin. The station measures variables
such as weather parameters, water temperature and oxygen content from
the whole water column. The station also measures water turbidity and chlorophyll-a, which are related to the
lake`s trophic state.
This summer the automatic measuring
station belonging to Finland`s environmental administration (SYKE) was anchored at the southern end of Lake Pyhäjärvi. The station
provided a continuous measurement of water quality and weather
conditions. Data provided by the station is primarily used for water
protection and research but also for monitoring the ecological condition
of the lake. Lake Pyhäjärvi weather conditions, together with all the
other data, are available on the web to all who may be interested.
The floating station was taken out for winter at the end of October 2012.
measuring station is part of CatchLake2 follow-up scheme (2008-2009)
funded by Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and
Innovation). The scheme focuses on Lake Pyhäjärvi research. The subject
of the scheme is remote sensing: developing real-time measuring
techniques in the lake and catchment area and process-based modeling of a
Are you interested in Lake
Pyhäjärvi restoration and protection? Do you want to know more about
water protection and how to spread information in your home town or at
your work place? Come and join the Friends of Lake Pyhäjärvi. Here's more
information about activities of the Friends of Lake Pyhäjärvi.