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Moses Spring – Emperor's Stone

Thanks to the Armillaria chapter of the ČSOP and the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, the ecologically very valuable region between Jablonec nad Nisou and Liberec has as of 2010 its own educational trail, on which hikers learn interesting facts about nature, wildlife, the importance of forest land, and its inhabitants. Visitors may also put their insights and knowledge about nature to the test by answering a number of quiz questions.

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The newly restored trail to Pařezov Hill beckons visitors to scale its height – and to help protect rare plant life in the process

28.07.2021 The first site unlocked for visitors so far this year within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme lies within the Domažlice area, near a town called Pařezov. For a long time, the nearby hillock of the same name – Pařezovský kopec, or Pařezov Hill, a major landscape feature – has been looked after by the local Libosváry chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation, as it provides a home for interesting plant and animal species.

Let's wander through the Tišice landscape

04.12.2020 The educational trail “Wandering through the Tišice Landscape” has been newly opened near the village of Tišice, close to Neratovice. The restored trail takes visitors through various corners of the area, located on the banks of the Elbe River. The nearly 7-kilometre-long trail has been built by the local Koniklec chapter of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme. Pupils from the Tišice primary school also took part in the creation of this educational trail, and it could therefore be said that it is a gift from children to children.

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About the project

NET4GAS pursues a responsible policy aimed at protecting nature and the environment with respect to current and future generations. This principle not only underlies the company’s responsible entrepreneurship in gas transmission but is also the basis for its long-term strategy of corporate philanthropy and sponsorship, which has been implemented under the programme NET4GAS Closer to Nature since 2007. NET4GAS has been systematically providing long-term support to projects where a major aspect of sustainable development is expressed by precisely that motto – “Closer to Nature” – and is one of the largest corporate donors in the field of nature conservation in the Czech Republic.

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Pale-Flowered Orchid
A perennial herbaceous plant with two oval corms, at the end of April the orchid bears pale yellow flowers. In the Czech Republic, this is an extremely rare species: it grows only near Strakonice and in the foothills of the Giant Mountains (Krkonoše). This orchid is mostly found in sparse forests, at the edge of the forest, or in thickets.

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