Clean Rocks are Altai’s Heritage

АКО РГО 2018 озеро Моховое

As part of the "Clean rocks are Altai’s heritage" project, its participants continue to work on the rehabilitation of natural objects in the Charyshsky, Kuryinsky and Zmeinogorsky districts of the Altai Territory.

In the beginning of July, members of the Altai regional branch cleared about 200 square meters of rocks along the K-18 (Aleisk-Charyshskoye) highway in the Charyshsky district. This is only half work that the specialists have to perform in this place, so that the rocks would acquire a pristine appearance.

Works continued in the vicinity of Kolyvan Lake and along the K-09 highway (between  Savvushki-Zmeinogorsk) in the Zmeinogorsky district of the Altai Territory. During the second stage of the project the participants managed to rehabilitate about 500 sq. meters of rocks.

"Despite the intensive flow of tourists, there was no mass appearance of new inscriptions, only single ones," noted members of the department.

The main object of the work in Kuryinsky district was Lake Mokhovoye. The experts here restored about 100 square meters of the rocks’ surface in the vicinity of the popular natural objects.

"Clean rocks are Altai’s heritage” is a project supported by a grant from the Governor of the Altai Territory in the summer of 2018.

Works on the rehabilitation of natural objects take place in the Altai, Zmeinogorsk, Smolensk, Sovetsk Solonshensky, Krasnogorsk, Kuryinsk, Krasnoshchekovsky, Charyshsky districts of the region.

The team, which includes highly qualified specialists in ecology, industrial mountaineering and speleology, has developed environment-friendly rock cleaning technologies that take into account the individual characteristics of the rocks and methods of inscription.

The project participants have already cleared 2759 square meters of rocks from graffiti.

The Altai Territory became the first region of Russia where this method for effective cleaning of rock formations from inscriptions was developed.