Second GBT winter project – «Ice-bound Island» took place on Olkhon island from 1st till 10th of March 2017. A team was consisted of 11 participants from Irkutsk, Angarsk, Usolje-Sibirskoje, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Germany, USA, China and France.
The Great Baikal Trail team composed by Roman Mikhailov, Natalya Ivanova, Igor Lagutin, and Natalya Aksyonova took part in the 10th anniversary session of the Environmental Entrepreneurship School held in Baikalsk from February 23 to 26.
The GBT volunteers started a new round of studying sessions. Last Sunday students from art school in Meget village together with the volunteers were trying to figure out why people can not listen to each other anymore, why they trust words more than actions, and why they can not see really important things.
The first winter GBT project in this year "Baikal Pathways" has ended on the 10th of February. During ten days crew of friendly volunteers from different countries was exploring new ways and travelling on the south of Baikal by trains, buses, foot and skis.
From 24 through 28 of January, GBT representatives Roman Mikhailov and Natalia Ivanova, took a trip into Krasnoyarsk to participate in a seminar about infrastructural arrangements in the area, the development of tourism and the environmental education. It was held in State Nature Reserve ‘Stolby’.
Great Baikal Trail team made a trip to the island. The purpose - to analyze the current state of Cape Khoboy and data collection for the preparation of technical specifications for the arrangement of the territory.
New GBT project "Eco-Action" (“Eco-deistvie”) successfully ended on the 29th of August. 5 groups of 6 to 7 volunteers worked on 5 sections of 150 km (90 miles) trail between villages of Listvyanka and Buguldeika on the territory of Pribaikalsky National Park.