The new issue of bulletin “Iz tršce” in preparation!
December is just around the corner, and with that comes the release of the fifth issue of our bulletin “Iz tršce” (Out of the reeds), which is published twice a year as part of our extensive project LIFE Stržen. “Iz tršce” will be published during the last month of the year, again documenting a variety of interesting moments and news from the Notranjska Regional Park, along with the results of our work.
We are also going to list the results of our work and activities in the last year. It was very diverse, with a lot of pleasant, successful and fruitful cooperation with the local residents. Park days, theme weekends, open-air cinema, planning the future with the Gorenje Jezero locals… We’d love even more of that!
Ervin Andrejčič is a local who is cooperating with the park to write the exceptionally successful story, very important for the Cerknica municipality. For “Iz tršce”, we had some very interesting talk with him.
Citation from the interview:
The park is building new infrastructure and the Visitors centre, there is more and more organized activity, and all this will certainly prompt the arrival of more tourists. But we have too little to offer them. Notranjska Regional Park is working hard here, encouraging locals, offering collaboration, and inviting us to everything they come up with… But we are the ones who need to get to work and carry out the matter. For example, if two buses of tourists arrive here, they need one day for the walking or cycling trail, one day for Križna cave and one day for Rakov Škocjan. But where will they stay the night? We do not currently have such capacities. We need a hotelier who would offer that and also connect others into this story. The story needs to be whole and complete – natural beauties, sleeping in barns, bread from local flour, eggs that the guests can pick fresh out of the henhouse. People want that kind of offer and are ready to pay for it. (Ervin Andrejčič)
For the bulletin, we also talked to Ivan Tekavec, who has been following and documenting the weather and water levels on Lake Cerknica for 40 years. He recalls his childhood around the lake and is simultaneously looking forward to the incoming changes.
The bulletin will also feature answers to current questions, doubts and fears, stemming from the locals’ perspective on our actions, such as the renaturation and renovation of the Stržen watercourse, building infrastructure, and clearing overgrown areas. Of course, the crossword puzzle will be featured, along with some surprises not yet mentioned.