Strzyzewice Parish is located to the south of Lublin, in the Bystrzyca river valley and its tributary Kosarzewka. The parish land area covers 10884ha with 7372 of residents. The following civil parish includes 21 villages. According to national administrative division, Strzyzewice is located within administrative district of Lubelskie Province.
PARISH OFFICE: Urzad Gminy, 23-107 Strzyzewice 109, woj. Lubelskie
PARISH E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH WEBSITE: www.strzyzewice.lubelskie.pl
Location and environmental valours
From geographical point of view Strzyzewice Parish is situated on Lubelskie Upland. The Bystrzyca river- 70,3km long is the main ecological passage and its "backbone". There are not many places like these. Bystrzyca valley is located in central part of the parish, which brings about very differentiated area in terms of landscape and environment including extremely attractive ravines and slopes. North to Strzyzewice there is a border of Czerniejowski Landscape Protected Area. Throughout the whole parish there are various monuments of nature which are under special protection.
There are also many architectonic monuments, manors, churches and mansions which preserved until present in an astonishing condition. The old water-mills on the banks of the Bystrzyca River in addition to natural environment surroundings create magnificent and breathtaking views.
Near the ravine you can encounter several rare species of plants and wild animals especially in the southern part of the parish. Bystrzyca River at this point preserved its natural shape. Its great value is
a very high water clarity which was classified to the first class of clarity. Due to the fact of water limpidity, its waters were included to the land of trout and grayling. You can also encounter the crawfish here. In the forests of Strzyzewice Parish there are various species of birds and wild animals.
Strzyzewice is an agricultural parish. Its habitants make for living mainly on their farms and proprieties. Its number is estimated for 1400. The temperate continental climate covers the land area which results in a very long-lasting winters and summers and short autumns and springs.
It is highly technically structuralized parish; all the villages are supplied with telephone lines and tap water. On the parish area there are five treatment plants located near production institutions. The gas network covers over 80 % of parishes land. There are also organized collecting of municipal waste at the modern Izyce sanitary landfill and recycling. The road building, current repairs and improvements are done systematically.
Ecology in Strzyzewice
Due to the Commune Council Act dated in 1994, Strzyzewice began to create ecological commune. The confirmation of several actions taken up in this matter is a prize in a competition called "Przyjazni Srodowisku"(Environment Friendly) organized by honored patronage of the President of Poland - Aleksander Kwasniewski. Strzyzewice Parish was the first in Lubelskie Province to be prized in 1999 and gained the title of "Environmentally Friendly Commune". The title was also given in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. In 2005 Strzyzewice Parish has get the title of " Promoter of Ecology " and in 2006 the title of " Sponsor of Ecology ".
For ten years the parish has been organizing Ecological Competition and since 1999 Ecological Picnic. "The Beautiful Countryside" is a next form of ecological competition which has been organizing for a few years. Its main idea is to promote the cleanest households in the area. All the schools take part in the "Clean up the World" action. The matter of natural environment protection and improving the inhabitants' life conditions are priorities to the local authorities.
There are five primary schools, two Junior High schools and secondary schools: Group
of Agricultural School Center of Practical Education in Pszczela Wola and Group of School
of Agricultural Technique in Piotrowice.
The main trumps in development of Strzyzewice Parish are the location within the area called "The Green Ring" which is of the great importance in terms of development, recreation and weekend trips. Strzyzewice is a place of tourist's dreams, people who want to have a rest and relax. The Bystrzyca river basin including its tributaries is a paradise for anglers. There are several trips, walks and sightseeing tours organized. Kajetan Kozmian's manor in Piotrowice, Parks in Osmolice, Pszczela Wola, Piotrowice are registered in Monuments of Lubelskie Province. A park in Pszczela Wola has a very specific appearance. The park area belongs to Group of Agricultural School Center of Practical Education nowadays and according to that it gained specific style. Inside the park area Open-air Museum of Bee-keeping was created. The school gathered there old hives, primitive natural hives etc. There are also honey-yielding plants ploughed. It is the only museum of its kind in the country. Through the area of Strzyzewice several tourist routes were traced. The routes are very picturesque, full of spring sources, bushes, trees etc. Several times yearly there are canoeing rallies organized onto Bystrzyca River from Strzyzewice to Zemborzyce. There are also several cycling tours organized by the Bicycle Club called "Wielocyped".