The first electric tourist train in Croatia that connects Pakoštane with the Vrana Lake Nature Park, a solar boat, the Crkvine harbor and an adrenaline park in the pine forest near the Crkvina info center are some of the novelties that the Vrana Lake Nature Park offers to its visitors.
Namely, the Public Institution Vrana Lake Nature Park has completed the implementation of the project "Revitalization and connecting the attractions of the Vrana Lake Nature Park". The project worth close to HRK 30 million was co-financed by the European Union with close to HRK 19 million, and the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency with more than HRK 600.
In addition to the already mentioned contents, a number of promotional materials were made, landscape atlas and a new tourist-mountaineering map in 11 languages, a promotional film about the Park was made, visitor counters, live-stream cameras were purchased, the existing wooden educational trail was extended and macadam roads were arranged. roads in four locations and thus the tourist infrastructure of the Park has been improved.
The project partner, the City of Biograd na Moru, carried out the project activity of arranging and equipping the tourist information center Biograd na Moru in the center itself, which will contribute to increasing the tourist attractiveness. The partner in the LAG Laura project conducted an activity of educating the local population, farmers on the possibilities of including local products in the tourist offer of the Park.
New photovoltaic power plants on Kamenjak and Prosica have facilitated and improved the work of info centers, and four self-sustaining modular houses have been set up. Catering equipment was procured for the purpose of putting into operation the facility in the port of Prosika as a catering - tasting room and equipment for visitors and bird watching.
Various biological research was conducted through the project, and in cooperation with the project partner BIOM Association, new educational programs for primary school children were developed, numerous education and training activities for bird watching guides were conducted, an Ornithological Guide and two guides to the Park's biodiversity were developed. language and a bird-watching application set up on purchased tablets that Park visitors will have the opportunity to use.
The purpose and specific goal of the project is to increase the attractiveness and educational content and establish better management of visitors in the Vrana Lake Nature Park, which makes a direct contribution to achieving the overall goal of the project - sustainable use of natural heritage sites and sustainable socio-economic development at local and regional level.
Photos: Public Institution Vrana Lake Nature Park