Enrollment of volunteers to the expedition to Vilkitsky Island is taking place in Yamal
16:33 4 июня 2018
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The campaign on enrollment of volunteers for participation in the ecological expedition to Vilkitsky Island was started in Yamal.
It will last till the 7th of June. The expedition will take place in two shifts: from the 8th to the 30th of July and from the 22nd of July to the 13th of August. It is necessary to fill in the application blank on the website of the public organization “Green Arctic” (http://greenarctic.ru).
15 volunteers will be selected for each shift. They will pass extramural testing and trainings. According to the information given in the regional department of international and external economic relations of Yamal, during the years the international work of volunteers proved its effectiveness on Beliy Island; therefore this principle will be preserved in organizing of the expedition to Vilkitsky Island. It is already known that two young people from Kazakhstan will make their ecological contribution to cleaning of the island.
As we should remind, last year a group of volunteers was sent to Vilkitsky Island. It included experienced volunteers, who had showed themselves well in previous expeditions to Beliy Island. Among them there are: representatives of the public organization “Green Arctic”, employees of the companies “LUKOIL – Western Siberia” and “Transneft”, compatriots from Bulgaria and Israel, a rescuer of the Ministry for emergency situations of Russia and also two scientists-ecologists.
Research and assessment of modern state of ecology on the arctic island was the basic aim of the first expedition. Within the expedition the volunteers cleaned the area in 2 hectares near the polar meteorological station, collected 300 metal casks and raised heavy metal units with the total weight 5 tonnes on wooden pallets. In addition to the ecological cleaning, the participants of the expedition prepared the place for accommodation of next expeditions, conducted air photo survey, inventory of dangerous wastes and objects of former infrastructure, researched soil and vegetation and conducted radio-ecological and hydro-ecological studies.