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The Cedynia LP

The Cedynia Landscape Park was established in 1993. It covers the area from the Myślibórz Lakeland and the Gorzów Plain to the edge of the Lower Oder Valley and the Freienwalde Valley. It covers the following municipalities: Cedynia, Chojna, Moryń and Mieszkowice. The Park’s area amounts to 30,850 ha.

It owes its unique character first of all to the very diverse landscape of postglacial origin accumulated in a relatively small area. This diversity is proven by the highest elevation – Zwierzyniec Hill in the Piaskowa Forest whose height is 167 m above sea level, and the Lake Mokrzycko basin, 60 m deep, which means that it is below sea level. This phenomenon is called a cryptodepression.

The Cedynia Landscape Park provides unforgettable experiences. From the places covered with old, impenetrable forests marshes and pools, it transforms into areas that climatically and visually remind one of the steppes. The vegetation in the park is extremely luxuriant and diverse. The species that are covered with strict protection include European yew, the wild service tree, dwarf cherry, common ivy, common honeysuckle, small pasque flower, snowdrop anemone, St. Bernard’s lily, feather grass, golden feather grass, hair like feather grass, and lady orchid. The species that are covered with partial protection include common polypody, European white waterlilies, blackcurrant, cowslip, lily of the valley. The Park’s area is the only place in Poland where purple gromwell and downy oak can be found.

The Cedynia Landscape Park is inhabited by: 12 amphibian species, 6 reptile species, 194 bird species and 39 mammal species. One may encounter here, among others, great crested newt, European fire-bellied toad, tree frog, natterjack toad, European pond turtle, and common European adder. The mammals here are protected, including wolves, beavers, otters, bats and hedgehogs. And the birds: white-tailed sea eagle, osprey, black and red kite, common shelduck, black storks, cranes, hoopoes, and oystercatchers.

Within the Cedynia Landscape Park’s boundaries there are eight natural reserves:

a) the „Bielinek” reserve (area: 75,5 ha) – The reserve established to protect forest and steppe complexes on the steep slopes of the Oder Valley. It is the most valuable reserve among all the reserves located in the Cedynia Landscape Park. One can find there downy oak, purple gromwell and inula germanica.

b) the „Olszyna Źródliskowa” reserve (area: 1 ha) – The reserve established to protect the great horsetail, a rare plant which is an element of the mountain vegetation of the lower subalpine forest.

c) the „Dąbrowa Krzymowska” reserve (area: 30,44 ha) – the reserve is located in the Chojna unicipality. It was established to preserve the very rare in Poland sessile oak with the addition of old pines. Those trees are between 250 and 400 years old.

d) the „Olszyny Ostrowskie” reserve (area: 9,5 ha) – The reserve is located in the Chojna municipality. It is a strict reserve. It was established to preserve the rare alder forest and protected plants.

e) theDolina Świergotki” reserve (area: 11 ha) – The reserve was established to preserve the Pomeranian Beech forest and wet ground forest with wood bedstraw in the beautiful deep river valley.

f) the „Lakes Siegniewskie” reserve (area: 10,41 ha) – The reserve is located in the Mieszkowice municipality. It is an ornithological reserve established to preserve water birds.

g) the „Wrzosowiska Cedyńskie” reserve (area: 71,61 ha) – The reserve established to preserve heathlands with xerothermic vegatation which is very rare in the Central Europe.

h) the „Kostrzyneckie Rozlewisko” reserve (area: 746,23 ha) – The reserve is the most valuable ecological resource in the Park. It was established to preserve the Oder floodplains as the site for the breeding and permanent living of birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. The floodplain is inhabited by 109 breeding birds and about 50 migratory and wintering birds.

In the vicinity of the Cedynia Landscape Park the following places are worth visiting:

a) Czcibor Mountain,
b) Siekierkowski Cemetery in Stare Łysogórki,
c) The Valley of Love in Zatoń Dolna,
d) The „Laguna” waterpark in Gryfino.

Park Administration:

The Complex of Landscape Parks of the Lower Oder Valley

Armii Krajowej Street 78
74-100 Gryfino
tel. +48 91 / 404 52 97

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Zadanie współfinansowane ze środków Unii Europejskiej ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego Województwa Zachodniopomorskiego na lata 2007-2013.

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