The main objective is to retain water in the floodplain of the Metuje River and thus create a permanent and high-quality wetland that will provide a refuge for endangered species of not only wetland birds but also other animals. The project contributes to the long-term maintenance of water in the landscape, cooling the local climate and providing space for spilling and stopping flood waves. The bird park has helped stop flooding three times since 2006.
The cost of the construction of the community centre amounted to CZK 2 144 971. It was financed from the Operational Programme Environment in the amount of CZK 1 813 968.
This project has undeniable climate benefits. The project is primarily non-profit, but it appears that people have grown to love the meadows enough to give them financial, physical and moral support. A potential risk is the lack of water in the source river, the Metuji. Given the current climate change trends, there is a risk of a future drop in the level that would not allow the park to replenish its retention capacity several times a year.
Information sourcesVillage website