COMPOST LAVATORY GRANTS FROM THE PYHÄJÄRVI RESTORATION PROGRAMME
To promote water protection efforts in the Lake Pyhäjärvi catchment area, the Pyhäjärvi Restoration Programme has a possibility to support financially those who purchase a new compost lavatory to be fitted to a site which is located within the Lake Pyhäjärvi drainage basin. For one compost lavatory equipment, he maximum sum of the grant is 100 € and it may, at most, cover 50% of the total price of the lavatory.
The following requirements have to be met:
The site must be located within the Pyhäjärvi drainage basin next to a ditch, stream or river that flows into the lake
The original receipt of the purchase must be posted to the Pyhäjärvi Institute
No compost lavatory grant has previously been approved for the site
Applications will be processed individually and the application period is on-going. The grant will be paid against the original receipt once the lavatory has been installed. Please notice that it is not possible to apply for a grant for constructing a lavatory building.
The application form (only in Finnish) can be found here
Please print out the application form and send it by post together with the receipt to the Pyhäjärvi Institute:
Pyhäjärvi Restoration Programme
The Pro Pyhäjärvi series of articles has been published monthly since 1995. The articles, written in Finnish, are published in local newspapers Alasatakunta and Auranmaa weekly papers and they are also posted to the Pyhäjärvi Institute's blog Puhdas - vesi paremmat evä(ä)t. The newest article in the series, as well as all the other articles that have been published so far, are also available on this website (in Finnish).
THE AUTOMATIC MEASURING STATION ON LAKE PYHÄJÄRVI IS MONITORING WATER QUALITY AGAIN IN SUMMER 2018
The automatic measuring station belonging to Finland`s environmental administration (SYKE) is anchored at the southern end of Lake Pyhäjärvi. The station provides a continuous measurement of water quality and weather conditions. 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. 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. Unfortunately, a severe storm broke up the equipment in June, and the measuring period was interrupted.
Originally, the measuring station was part of CatchLake2 follow-up scheme (2008-2009) funded by Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation). The scheme focused on Lake Pyhäjärvi research. The subject of the scheme was remote sensing: developing real-time measuring techniques in the lake and catchment area and process-based modeling of a lake.
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 workplace? Come and join the Friends of Lake Pyhäjärvi. Here's more information about activities of the Friends of Lake Pyhäjärvi.