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web_ecopath_2The unique “Forest in the city” eco-path was created by EQ in March 2006 with a great deal of assistance from local children and financial support from the British government.

Wooden information plaques were manufactured and distributed along a designated route leading from Ruse’s central square to the city’s main park. Ruse is known for its parks and tree-lined boulevards and there are a number of rare and interesting trees among the plethora of species represented in the city.

Brochures containing a route map were provided to the tourist information office where a wonderful timber sign was installed in the window marking the start of the route. All the timber used by EQ came from sustainable sources and not only did the eco-path contribute to the city’s attractiveness, it implanted a subtle conservation message. The official opening of the eco-path was televised and those children interviewed had clearly got the message regarding the significance of trees in their lives.

The signs are being maintained by the children from the ecology club run by from the social welfare centre, who also took part in the assembly, varnishing and installation.