The first Czech Member Municipality entered the Land and Soil Alliance! - on April 23, 2010


On April 23, Nová Lhota, the first Czech municipality, entered the European Land and Soil Alliance.


Within the framework of an information event for the local population, Mayor Antonin Okenka and Chairman of the Board of ELSA, Christian Steiner signed the document of membership.

The municipality of Nová Lhota has around 700 inhabitants and is situated in the White Carpathians, at the Slovak border, in the region of Horňácko, embedded in a very natural environment.

Many projects deal with conservation of nature and species, a sustainable economy and environment-friendly tourism. This also is an ideal starting point for the topic of soil protection.


In cooperation with the Department of Rural Development (Province of Lower Austria) and the first member region of the European Land and Soil Alliance, i.e. Lilienfeld, in the next step an inventory of the soil-relevant municipality projects will be made.

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