Spotlight on: Great Baikal Trail
The Great Baikal Trail is a great non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting sustainable development around Lake Baikal. This is achieved through trail building “work-cations” about two weeks in length that focus on building a comprehensive system of accessible trails completely around the magnificent Lake Baikal. The projects bring together people from many different countries with an emphasis on environmental education for all ages, respect for indigenous populations, sustainable business, development and tourism, respect and appreciation of nature, and so much more.
In Spring and Summer 2008, GBT had over 23 projects with over 400 Russian and international volunteers. What a wonderful way to discover or re-discover Lake Baikal. There are no age restrictions and even some camps geared toward families with young children! There is so much more to discover about this wonderful organization, I strongly encourage you to visit their website to learn all about the important work they are doing over there!
Go here and maybe even sign up!
and here’s a peek at just one of the projects (from 2006):