1.2 Promotion and preservation of natural heritage
Sanok Commune (Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland)
Boryslaw City Council (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)
The unique, shared wealth of Boryslaw and the Sanok Commune with the Village of Tyrawa Solna are the traditions related to the mining and use of saline waters. Unfortunately, this obvious historical and natural potential remains unused. Currently, the sites of saline waters in Tyrawa Solna and Boryslaw are not prepared for admitting visitors, especially disabled ones. This has a negative effect manifested as a low level of services and poor quality of tourist infrastructure, absence of coordinated actions effectively promoting these units, being a significant heritage element of the borderland regions.
The main objective of the Saltyhistory project is to develop rest zones for tourists in both areas, where salt was a magnet for prehistoric communities to settle. In Poland, the main activities will focus on the village Tyrawa Solna, whose name itself comes from saline springs and the archaeological work confirms that the brine springs there were exploited as early as the Bronze Age. The investments will be carried out around the Warzelnia saline spring and will contain: cleaning the area, fencing off the spring, construction of parking places and the tourist shelter. While, on the Ukrainian side, project works will be concentrated on the Boryslaw district – Tustanowice, which is located within the saline layer area. The terrain around the saline spring will be sorted out, new parking places will be constructed, as well as the tourist shelter and information boards. All these activities, together with thematic conferences, a bilingual guidebook on the area, a promotional film on the heritage of the region titled “Stories Seasoned with Salt” and a quest-game planned for 300 participants from both countries will entice tourists and residents to visit these attractive places.
The SaltyHistory project’s implementation will improve the infrastructure of tourist services and therefore an increased interest in the recreational assets of the Sanok Commune and Boryslaw can be expected. It is the first step towards new measures concerned with the promotion of salt-making traditions of the borderland region of Poland and Ukraine.
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