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St. John's Rapids

This rocky trail above the Vltava (Moldau) River, between Třebenice and Štěchovice, leads you through places rich in history and gorgeous nature. Once a white-water canyon and the bane of raftsmen, the rapids have kept a lot of their charm to the present day, even after the Štěchovice Reservoir was built to tame them. Because of its unique atmosphere, the site became popular among hikers and campers, who established one of their first settlements here: the well-known ‘Ztracenka’. The original educational trail was in an abysmal state, but was completely restored in 2013 by the Zvoneček chapter of the ČSOP, thanks to the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme.

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From the Bohemian Forest all the way to the Alps – ČSOP restores Alpine Lookout Point

01.11.2018 In the centre of the Bohemian Forest nature conservation area, near the village of Borová Lada and at an altitude of 1,070 meters above sea level, lies an Alpine Lookout Point, from which one can see all the way to the peaks of the Alps, weather permitting. The Czech Union for Nature Conservation (ČSOP) restored this lookout point this year within the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, adding a number of new elements.

Invitation to the Alpine Outlook

29.10.2018 ZO ČSOP Šumava invites you to an opening of the reconstructed Alpine outlook under Bukovec in the Protected Landscape Area Šumava - on November 1, 2018 from 10 am near Lipka - Borová Lada; GPS: 49°0'15.380"N, 13°41'35.178"E.

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About the project

NET4GAS is both a reliable and safe gas transmission system operator, and at the same time pursues a responsible policy aimed at protecting nature and the environment for future generations. The commercial operations of NET4GAS are very closely connected with the issue of nature conservation, as during both the construction and the operation of its gas infrastructure it must comply with strict environmental standards. In fact, its concern for the natural environment extends even beyond the requirements of legislation, meaning rather a question of corporate social responsibility. It is this principle which underlies the long term strategy of corporate philanthropy and sponsorship which has been implemented under the programme NET4GAS Closer to Nature since 2007.

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