More than 200 bags of garbage, as well as a huge amount of wood waste, rotting trees and accumulated various types of garbage were collected during the cleaning of the riverbeds and the banks of the Vrbas River, part of the stream in Banja Luka.
The focus of this ecological action called “Clean Vrbas”, which included members of the Canyon Rafting Club, nature lovers and ecologists, was to remove the garbage that had accumulated after the floods and the bursting of the safety net at Bocac Hydro Power Plant.
The bursting of the safety net on Lake Bocac caused the additional spillage of tens of tons of floating waste moving towards the Bocac hydroelectric power station, and some of that waste also went into the canyon downstream.
This action will help in continuation of development of the tourist potential of the river basin.
The initiative was supported this year by, inter alia, the City of Banja Luka and the United Nations Development Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNDP).