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Morávka Nature Trail in Skalice

Morávka Nature Trail in Skalice 1

Basic information

Welcome to Morávka nature trail. Its route will lead you through the vicinity of Skalice municipality. It passes through alluvial forests at Morávka River and the hilltop called Skalická strážnice offering nice views at the local landscape and the Beskydy Mountains. The trail is 4 km long and contains ten stops. Each stop will provide interesting facts about Morávka River, the adjacent protected landscape areas, local forests and the geography of the whole area. The trail is marked by a standard mark used for nature trails, i.e. by a white square and a green strip.

Morávka River

Morávka River is one of the last gravel-bearing flows in the Czech Republic. Major part of the river has been protected by law by now. Its spring and upper part lie in the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area. In its middle part the river flows through Skalická Morávka National Natural Monument and Moravka´s Profile Natural Monument which was declared in the area stretching right over the town Frýdek – Místek. Both monuments are included in the Natura 2000 network as the Site of Community Importance known as Morávka Alluvial Plain. Morávka River rises in the northwest slope of Sulov Mountain at the altitude of 880 m close to the Slovakian border and a hamlet called Bílý Kříž. The river is 29.6 km long. It is the most important tributary of the Ostravice River into which it empties when reaching Frýdek-Místek. Morávka River is facing a problem with invasive species which due to the volatile river flow spread quickly into the river banks and bright offshore stands. The most aggressive of them are Reynoutria sp. and Himalayan Balsam. They suppress or even eliminate native species and some habitat types. Giant hogweed can be found here too, though in smaller amounts. The elimination of invasive species, esp. Reynoutria sp. is a long term and financially very demanding question.

Břehy Morávky porostlé křídlatkou v roce 2007

Morávka přes soutokem s Ostravicí

NPP Skalická Morávka_štěrkový náplav

Useful information

Contacts

Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje, odbor životního prostředí a zemědělství 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz tel.: +420 595 622 297

Město Frýdek-Místek ul. Radniční 1148 738 22 Frýdek Místek www.frydekmistek.cz/cz/o-meste/

GPS position

N 49° 39.972', E 18° 24.758'
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Contact

Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje, odbor životního prostředí
Město Frýdek-Místek ul. Radniční 1148 738 22 Frýdek Místek
28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava
Tel.:+420 595 622 297
http://www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz,www.frydekmistek.cz/cz/o-meste/