TOMSK, Feb 9 –
RIA Tomsk. Tomsk authorities plan to make
the University Lake with its springs an attractive tourist attraction; in 2020,
budget funds will be used to install signs for the walking route with
information in Russian and English, the adviser for tourism of the city
department of culture Svetlana Kozub reported RIA Tomsk.
Earlier it was
reported that in the middle of the twentieth century, more than 1000 springs
were identified in Tomsk, but many of them were lost due to construction
activities. The most famous springs (for example, God's dew in Ostrovsky Lane,
Resurrection Key on Obrub, the Far Key in Tikhiy Lane) are included in tourist
routes. In 2020, it was planned to allocate funds from the city budget for the
improvement of others.
According to the
adviser for tourism, in 2020, the Tomsk authorities will begin development of
springs on the shores of the University Lake, which is located next to the
fourth building of Tomsk State University (TSU) on the Moscow tract.
"We will do
a comprehensive project to organize a landmark place. This year we will
establish navigation, and next year, if such a project is supported, we will
carry out other types of landscaping. Now we will create exactly a tourist
route. Volunteers participate in large numbers, and we are also waiting TSU’s
support to put this place in order", – Kozub said.
She noted that
the signs pointers will contain information on the history of springs, on the
quality and chemical composition of water, as well as on animals and plants in
the area. The inscriptions will be made in Russian and English. The plans are
to carry out the same work with the springs on Obrub, but it all depends on the
continuation of large-scale improvement of the Ushayka embankment.
deputy Alexei Balanovsky, who oversees the maintenance and improvement of city
springs on the part of the Tomsk City Duma, a total of 1.5 million rubles will
be allocated from the municipal budget in 2020 for the development of external
and internal tourism, part of this money will be spent on springs.
Earlier it was
also reported that the improvement of springs (as well as their search and
study) has been carried out for many years by hydrogeologist and environmental
activist Alexander Nazarov. The scientist at his own expense finds and improves
the sources in the most prominent places of Tomsk. It was with his hands that
the springs feeding the University Lake on the Moscow tract were saved.