The educational trail “Kopalnia przywrócona naturze” (“Mine claimed back by nature”) was created in the closed mine Lipówka in Rudniki (Silesian Voivodship).
The trail was created on the initiative of the Cemex cement plant in Rudniki, thanks to the Cemex Fund “Budujemy przyszłość”. OTOP was the project’s partner responsible for a census in the area and preparation of some of the educational boards. The rest of the content of the boards was created by researchers from the Jan Długosz Academy in Częstochowa.
In total, 16 educational boards were mounted by the trail (including four boards devoted to the birds of the area). You will see numerous Willow Warblers and Yellowhammers, Marsh Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats, Nightingales, Pheasants, Great Reed Warblers and Grasshopper Warblers, as well as House Martins and Sand Martins. It is recommended that you take a book guide with you to explore the nature of the pit. The area of the quarry offers unique views and hosts a wealth of plant and animals. During the walk, you will see scenic landscapes and interesting inanimate natural objects.
The trail is accessible throughout the year. Apart from the boards, a trail guide (distributed free of charge to school, municipal and public libraries in communes), and a leaflet with the key information on the site were created.
The project “Przyrodnicza ścieżka edukacyjna na terenie nieczynnej kopalni „Lipówka” (Nature educational trail in the closed Lipówka mine) in Rudniki was financed by the CEMEX Fund “Budujemy przyszłość”.