“Water of Russia” will gather all the Urals volunteers to clean Lake Turgoyak

The largest volunteer event in the Federal District will gather 4,000 people. The action at Turgoyak will be a real celebration for all participants. The volunteers will put things in order in many places along the shore of a huge lake and then organize an entertainment program, delicious treats and useful master classes.

Turgoyak is named after Baikal’s younger brother for its amazingly tasty and clear water. This is one of the cleanest freshwater lakes in Russia and since 1961 it has the status of a natural monument. The lake is located at an altitude of 320 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountains and pine forest. This is where the main event of the pan-Russian campaign to clean the shores of the “Water of Russia” bodies of debris will take place.

The Chelyabinsk region is part of the pan-Russian action “Water of Russia”. This year the event will take place on June 24-25. On the first day, the Ecological Water Forum will be held in Chelyabinsk, where we will discuss issues of conservation of our natural wealth and water resources. And already on the second day, thousands of volunteers will clean the shores of Lake Turgoyak, the pearl of the Southern Urals. By the way, they will do this using the technology of separate garbage collection. For three years, more than 62,000 people in the Southern Urals participated in the Water of Russia campaign, clearing about 2,500 km of coastline and collecting 6,000 cubic meters of rubbish. I am sure that this time the action will gather many participants, because in our area environmental issues are now among the unconditional priorities “. – he said Chelyabinsk Region Governor Alexei Texler.

For the eco-volunteers, the organizers prepare an entertainment program and meals. Cleaning equipment (bags and gloves) will be provided on site. The most active participants of the subbotnik will receive valuable gifts with the symbols of the action “Water of Russia”.

The large-scale event for the cleaning of the Turgoyak coast will be attended by: Chelyabinsk Region Governor Alexei Texler, Chelyabinsk Deputy Governor Sergei Suskov, Minister of Ecology of the Chelyabinsk Region Irina TekslerExecutive Director of the Chelyabinsk Regional Environmental Public Organization “AntiSmog” Evgeny MalenkinProject Manager “Ecosophy” of the Presidential Platform “Russia – a Land of Opportunities” Victoria SaarGeneral Manager of ANO “Memory Garden” Olga StepchenkoDirector of the Center for Development of the Water Management Complex of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia Ilya Razbashactor Agata Mutsenietsevoluntary organizations, media representatives and caring citizens.

After the end of the subbotnik, sports events will begin, presentation of the TV program Eco Azbuka, ecological quizzes, ecological search and photography competition among the participants in the Unusual Find. The Action will end with the measurement of the volume of garbage collected and the rewarding of the most active volunteers. The site will have a food zone and entertainment program locations.

“The idea of ​​action is very simple – to protect our water resources. To show by example that taking care of the cleanliness of the coast is not difficult at all, but it is extremely important for our nature. “Lake Turgoyak is hosting the important event of the Water of Russia campaign for the second consecutive year, because its purest waters require special protection and we must work together to make every effort to preserve them.” – he said Director of the Center for Development of the Water Management Complex of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, head of the Water of Russia campaign Ilya Razbash.

Each participating volunteer will be able to receive an honorary certificate from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation if they register on the Water of Russia campaign website and attach photos to the report on the previous event using “I am a volunteer”, selecting the necessary event in map “Reports” in the menu “Event Map” of the aforementioned website.

Event Date: June 25, 2022

Venue: Miass Beach city beach on the lake. Turgoyak: 55.154127, 60.110278


10.00 – registration of participants, distribution of equipment, information, music and sports warm-up.

11.00 – solemn start of the action, online name call of volunteers-participants on various shores of the lake.

11.30 – general cleaning of the coastal area, cleaning of natural and household waste, sports event “Heat: Turgoyak”, presentation of the TV program “Eco Azbuka” at the playground, ecological quizzes, ecological search, photo contest among the participants “Unusual find” at Telegram;

14.00 – lunch

14.30 – concert, tribute to the young Ecolyata and Eco Watch, award of active volunteers, organizers of environmental events, participants in the Action, award of the winners of the photography competition and the children’s painting competition “Turgoyak – the pearl of Noti”.

16.00 – festive end of the action and release of fish in the lake.


The All-Russian action to clean the shores of water bodies from debris “Water of Russia” (“Coast of Good Deeds”) was carried out by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation for the 9th consecutive year. Every year the Action expands its geography and today is the largest voluntary environmental project in the country, uniting more than 7 million people. In 2021 alone, more than 1.1 million volunteers participated in eco-subbotniks as part of the Water of Russia campaign. The geography of the project is constantly expanding, attracting more and more participants. Throughout the period of Action, the 85 areas of our vast Homeland have been included. The volunteers cleaned 10,300 tanks and the amount of garbage collected exceeded 638,000 m³ – this volume can accommodate 67,160 KAMAZ trucks. The partners of the Action are such large domestic companies as Russian Railways and RMK. Co-organizer of educational activities is the ECA Movement, an interregional environmental public organization. In 2022, as part of the Water of Russia campaign, more than 13,000 cleaning days are planned and from May to September, 9 large-scale clean-ups of coastal areas in the Republics of Dagestan, Bashkortostan and Altai will take place. , Moscow, Kaluga, Tula, Volgograd, Chelyabinsk, Leningrad and Murmansk regions, as well as in the Perm region.

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