Unknown Krka – a new sustainable and quality project of the Krka National Park

first_imgWith the aim of dispersing tourists and generating additional quality content, the Krka National Park has launched a new project “Unknown Krka: hidden treasures of the upper and middle reaches of the Krka River”.The total value of the Project is 80.057.649,15 HRK, of which 66.200.193,06 HRK is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund in the form of grants under the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion (Project code KK.06.1.2.01.0003). “Project Unknown Krka unites everything that the Public Institution “Krka National Park” deals with as a management structure. Nature protection, sustainable development and infrastructure investments, visitor management, cooperation with the local community and educational and presentation activities are combined into a project that will certainly have a positive impact on the overall development of the entire middle and upper reaches of the Krka River. The idea of ​​the project is to use the potential of the National Park “Krka” as a brand to attract visitors interested primarily in natural and cultural heritage and education, to whom this project will offer a different, more complete experience of Krka.”, Pointed out mr. sc. Krešimir Šakić, director of the Public Institution “NP Krka” and project manager.The guiding idea of ​​the project is to activate – by building infrastructure and capacity of key stakeholders and developing new educational visitor products and services – untapped tourist and economic potential of the northern part of the National Park “Krka” and achieve better spatial and temporal distribution of visitors, and overall social, economic and environmental well-being. of that area.About the reasons for project application Unknown Krka Ivona Cvitan, Head of the Department for Tourism, Promotion, Presentation and Catering of the Public Institution “NP Krka” spoke, emphasizing that the dynamics of growth in the number of visitors and infrastructural pressures at Skradinski buk have led to the need for spatial and temporal dispersion of visitors. offers quality facilities on the upstream sites of the Park.Željana Šikić, director of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, which is the project partner, spoke about the impact of the project on the revaluation of the visitor offer of the Public Institution “NP Krka” and on the local and national tourist offer. “Tourism and nature protection are not and cannot be in a divergent relationship and since the environment is a fundamental part of the tourist offer of the destination, tourism has nature protection as its permanent and undeniable interest. The common goal within this project is that the stay of visitors in the protected area is for the purpose of research, education and enjoyment of the environment, its plant and animal species as well as related cultural elements in the area.”, Said Željana Šikić, director of the Tourist Board of Šibenik-Knin County, which is a project partner.The project envisages a series of infrastructural interventions within the Krka National Park, the design and introduction of new presentation and interpretation facilities, such as the construction, arrangement and equipping of the Krka Eco Campus visitor center in Puljani, an interpretation-educational and volunteer center, and equipping the Nature Interpretation Center. “Krka – the source of life” in Kistanje, with art and multimedia interpretation, arrangement of pedestrian paths, electrification of shipping and improvement of content and visitor management system, which includes numerous educational activities to increase visitor safety, but also to raise public awareness and stakeholders from the education, tourism and media sectors on the natural resources of the Krka River and processes related to it. “By designing thematic products for visitors and new tourist facilities and their promotion within this project, we strive to further valorize the tourist potential of the upper and middle reaches of the Krka River and thus provide visitors with a unique and complete tourist experience. ” concludes Cvitan.Related news:HRK 80 MILLION FOR ARRANGEMENT OF THE MIDDLE AND UPPER FLOW OF THE KRKAFOR THE FIRST TIME IN ONE DAY NP KRK WAS VISITED BY OVER 10.000 PEOPLE, WE LEARNED HOW IT LOOKED ON THE FIELDlast_img read more

SB : Thomas’ grand slam provides bulk of offense as Orange defeats South Florida Sunday

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Carey-Leigh Thomas was questioning herself at the plate. Anytime she missed a pitch, she kept wondering what she was doing wrong.The Syracuse freshman let go of all doubt and put a charge into an outside pitch, sending it over the right-field wall for a grand slam and Orange lead in the first inning.‘When I hit that ball, I had nothing going on in my head at the time,’ Thomas said. ‘I had nothing going through my head. I feel like the key to hitting good is thinking nothing at the time and just see the ball, hit the ball.’Thomas’ early bases-clearing blast is just what Syracuse needed. After struggling to produce early runs, the Orange finally took the lead over South Florida and never looked back, taking the rubber game of its three-game series with a 7-0 win in front of 323 fans on a sun drenched afternoon. In the two previous games, SU could only put runs up in the late innings against the Bulls, leading to a doubleheader split.On senior day though, the Orange set the tone right away.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘You always want to jump on a pitcher soon,’ senior Lacey Kohl said. ‘Especially a good pitching staff like USF has so getting ahead and being aggressive early is very big because you always want to be the first one to score.’In the bottom of the first, Syracuse spent little time getting its strong offensive performance underway. Shirley Daniels singled, and then Veronica Grant and Stephanie Watts showed patience by both drawing walks to load the bases.USF pitcher Sam Greiner almost wiggled out of the jam by retiring the next two batters, but she couldn’t avoid Thomas.Thomas took two change-ups and then fouled off a tough inside pitch. After that pitch, the third baseman inched a little closer to the plate, and extended her hands on an outside fastball.‘I had a feeling she was going to throw me outside,’ Thomas said. ‘I just saw it and I took it.’And then sent it out of the park. The early inning pile-on only continued for the Orange.In the bottom of the second, Daniels hit her second home run of the weekend series. The two-run shot was like a bullet off the bat. It bounced off the protective netting in right field and deflected back into the playing field.Ahead by six runs after just two innings, it was more than enough support for SU pitcher Jenna Caira, who went on to a pitch her second no-hitter of the season. But earlier in the weekend, the Orange wasn’t giving much support to any of its pitching staff.In the Orange’s sole win Saturday, SU didn’t score until the fifth inning with a pair of runs. And in the backend of the doubleheader couldn’t figure out South Florida’s pitching until the seventh inning, when Watts blasted a three-run homer that knotted the game at three and forced extra innings.SU went on to lose the game after leaving eight runners on base.‘Early on in that game we could’ve have scored some more runs,’ Ross said of SU’s loss. ‘We had some opportunities, we didn’t take care of it.’Ross told the team before Sunday’s contest about how they always talked about being ‘locked in’ at the plate. It’s even the motto on SU softball posters for this season.But it’s one thing to talk about it, and it’s another thing to actually follow through on.The Orange did both Sunday.‘We didn’t just say it, we actually did it. You could feel it. It was a different approach the entire game,’ Ross said. ‘And every kid had that mode… for some reason today they pulled it all together and that was everybody’s mindset was just being locked in on every pitch.’[email protected]center_img Published on May 6, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more