Vanajavesi Centre is located in Hämeenlinna and it operates in Lake Vanajavesi watershed area in Southern Finland. There are over 300 lakes and ponds in this watershed area.
The main goals are
– Our best achievement so far is establishing the Vanajavesi Foundation. It takes a long-term approach to improve the status of lakes and rivers, and without the foundation, this kind of work would be very difficult, says Ms. Sanni Manninen Johansen, the Secretary General of Vanajavesi Centre.
Our best achievement so far is establishing the Vanajavesi Foundation.
Vanajavesi Centre has been operating as a project in the Regional Council of Häme since 2010. Since 2014 Vanajavesi Centre has a permanent position underneath Vanajavesi Foundation. This guarantees continuity for the valuable work of Vanajavesi Centre.
Vanajavesi Centre has a wide range of cooperation partners eg. schools, research organizations, non-governmental organizations, enterprises, authorities, interest groups and all the municipalities of region.
– It has been very easy to find cooperation partners. The importance of improving the status of lakes and rivers has been recognized, concludes Mr. Martti Pura, the fore Chairman of Vanajavesi Foundation.
Vanajavesi Centre is a regional initiative which aims at improving the status of lakes and rivers in Lake Vanajavesi watershed area in Southern Finland.
The Centre carries out a variety of actions including lake and river restoration and ground breaking work in the prevention of eutrophication, thus improving the general appeal of the region.
The centre was established to join the forces of different actors in the region and it already has succeeded in creating an active network of municipalities, scientists, media, farmers’ organisation, companies, NGOs and private people working together towards the common goal.