– $500. (Lithuania 2000)
a Project Can Strengthen a Community
“mound” is a raised hill, a local archeological site which includes
artifacts dating to 300 AD, and a source of historical and cultural
significance. It is located in the town of Aukstadvaris, approximately
20 kilometers from Trakai, in southeastern Lithuania. The project
was to build steps up to the top, as assistance for anyone unable
or unwilling to climb up the 45 degree angle, and as protection
against damage and erosion. Twenty teenage members of a newly formed
group of Young Friends of the Forests did the physical work, supervised
by their woodworking teacher who had received the Mini-Grant. The
local Forestry Unit Director, the mayor of the town, and other representatives
of local institutions supported the idea, contributing their suggestions
and their labor. A local construction engineer aided in the design
of the stairs.
the stairs were completed, approximately 200 people (adults and
children) gathered for speeches, folk songs, and the ribbon-cutting.
The builders of the stairs received awards from the national coordinator
of Young Friends of the Forests, who had traveled from Vilnius.
Then everyone climbed up the sturdy wooden stairs to the top of
the mound. A signal bonfire lit for the occasion was answered by
another bonfire on a mound 8 kilometers away. As the whole town
celebrated the achievement, the community leaders were already discussing
ideas for future projects to encourage ecologically sound tourism
and environmentally friendly development.
(2000 – 2001)
of Sandy Islands at the Confluence of Merkys and Nemunas Rivers
- $498. Environmental Education Center of Varena, Vidmantas
Balkunas. By removing the willow and other woody vegetation from
these sandy islands, this project aims to restore the breeding sites
of various bird species including terns, gulls, and the Little Ringed
Plover, and the resting sites of migratory terns, gulls and waders.
Camp for Children from Non-Lithuanian Speaking Families - $325.
School club “Peledziukas” in Visaginas, Aliona Popova. The goal
is to encourage children of Russian speaking families to integrate
into the Lithuanian community by organizing a Lithuanian-speaking
nature camp and introducing them to the natural life of flora and
fauna. Matching funding: $735 (Local Municipality; Department of
National Minorities of Lithuania)
for NGO Leaders - $500. Club “Bastet”, Nijole Gikniene. This
two-week workshop for active NGO representatives from different
parts of Lithuania, will deal with topics of how to attract and
manage volunteers, how to work in the team, how to deal with governmental
institutions, how to become a good project manager, and how to work
with the young generation.
White Stork Protection Campaign in Alytus District - $477. Lithuanian
Ornithological Society, Egidijus Adomaitis. To save the White Stork
population by moving endangered nests to safe new platforms in the
trees, or on buildings, this group will build 18 platforms.
Park in the Town of Taurage, - $500. School Club "Friends
of Forests", Birute Bastiene. This group will plant trees and
bushes in the plain area between school and stadium, and establish
a 2.1 hectares park in the town. Matching funding: $398 (Fire Department;
Forestry Unit; Local Municipality)
for Rare Birds of Prey - $420. Environmental Club "Tulzys",
Nerijus Sibaciovas. To establish better breeding conditions for
birds of prey and water birds, and thus protect rare species, this
group will build artificial nests in 12 rural areas of Southern
Lithuania, in the lakes and protected areas.
(1999 – 2000)
Oak Park in Vilnius – $490. Young Friends
of Forests, Kazys Patiejunas. To commemorate 1000 years of Lithuania’s
independence, this group organized a major national event, planting
1000 young oaks at the territory of Vilnius University Hospital.
It involved 200 Young Forest Friends, 15 soldiers of the Grand Duke
Gediminaas Battalian, 10 Representatives of the Regional Department
of Environment, and 10 Hospital staff members, as well as President
Adamkus, some of his Ministers, and Members of Parliament. Matching
funds: $1947 (Forestry Department, private companies, Hanca TV-Radio
company, and others).
Aukstadvaris Mound – $500. Young Friends
of Forests, Talvidas Spilauskas. Many organizations worked together
to complete this project to build wooden stairs to the top of the
mound, a historic and archaeological site. The completed project
will encourage visitors and will reduce erosion of the mound. Matching
funds: $100 (Regional Park Administration, Forest Ministry, Agricultural
Mammalia Atlas – $1000. Lithuanian Biodiversity,
Linas Balciauskas. Data from all three Baltic countries need to
be gathered and integrated in the construction of the Baltic Mammalia
Atlas, done to European Union standards. This international project
is a new venture, coordinated by previous Mini-Grant recipients.
(WWF-International Leadership Training Grant).
Camp in Klaipeda – $1000. Young Geologists,
Aurelija Auguniene and Migle Stancikaite An ecologically sensitive
area was chosen for a summer camp for geology students. They investigated
conditions and reported back to their schools and communities. (WWF-International
Leadership Training Grant).
of Entomological Resort of Dukstyna – $500. Lithuanian
Entomological Society, Povilas Ivinskis. This group worked to clear
an ecologically sensitive habitat in Ukmerge District, to encourage
the survival of numerous rare species of butterflies and insects.
Matching funds: $90 (Geography Institute).
is My Home – $304. Young Naturalists’
Club, Siauliai, Rimanta Vainoriene. Creating and maintaining a water-plant
aquarium involved students of all ages, and generated interest in
ecology and nature preservation. “From young days children should
feel natural environment they live in and care about it. And then
the hands will not reach to break, destroy, and burn…”
Parks in City Vilnius (Stage Two) – $427.
Dianetics Center, Sergey Abramenkov. This group continued its urban
park clean-up activities, with the support and appreciation of the
local park rangers, who do not have the funds or personnel to carry
out this work themselves. Matching funds: $200 (Municipal Forestry
and Work Camp in Tytuvenai – $332. Jaunatis
Club, Virg. Zurbenkiene. Participants will clean up the river Nuomupis,
the surroundings of Riomeriai estate (a tourist attraction) and
lake Gaustvinis. They will also use the ten-kilometer nature trail
which the club built the previous year, to learn about the flora
and fauna of the Tytuvenai region.
Jankus Park-Garden – $500. Concerned Citizens,
Eugenius Skipitis. This group organized in 1998 to preserve the
memory of Martynas Jankus, whose publication of a Lithuanian language
newsletter in the nineteenth century revitalized Lithuanian language
and culture. The grant enabled them to replant a park-garden near
the historic publishing building. Their goals include educational
and cultural programs for local citizens, schoolchildren and tourists.
Trail, Panevezys – $452. Center for Young
Naturalists, V. Raubiene. Every year the 3.9 hectare park is visited
by over 7,000 tourists from the city and surrounding areas. Making
an environmental trail serves educational needs and also is a start
of maintaining this unique park and making it into an educational
and recreational area.
Containers for Rest Areas of Taurage Forest – $500. Club
of Forest Friends, Taurage, Birute Bastiene. Agriculture school
students built trash containers, painted them red to prevent theft,
and placed them in rest areas of Taurage Forest and Jura River.
They arranged for the Municipality to collect the trash regularly.
Matching funds: $25 (Forestry Unit and Regional Park Administration).
1998 – 1999
of Birzai – $1000. NGO Biodiversity –
Laima Balciauskiene. A booklet with color photographs, maps and
charts now provides information on the plant, mammal, amphibian,
bird and insect life of 15 different areas of Birzai district, including
several dozen endangered species. Through a press conference, town
anniversary celebration, municipal officials and libraries, this
booklet was widely distributed. It should raise public awareness
and support for habitat preservation. Matching funds: $1950 (Birzai
Forests of Sakiai – $890. Club of Young
Geographers, Zita Subaciene. To maintain the Lithuanian Revival
Oak Forest, which had been previously planted, then neglected. After
public attention was focused through this NGO’s actions, the Municipality
gave a promise that from now on they will take care of the oak forest.
of the Parks of City Vilnius – $670. Center
of Dianetics, Sergey Abramenkov. Six clean-up actions in urban parks
collected and bagged trash, and planted some new trees. This group
worked closely with the forest rangers during these weekends. Matching
funds: $100 (Municipal Forestry Unit).
Woody Plants in Kairenai Park – $1000. NGO
Blooming Oasis, Andrius Skidaila. To develop the park to attract
more visitors, this project planted 120 ornamental trees and bushes,
built new terraces, paths and bridges over the river-bed. Members
of a local Scout group joined as their first volunteer project.
In kind support provided by the Vilnius University Botanical Garden
and Lithuanian Railways Company.
Research – Hatching Birds Atlas – $293.
Peledziukas, Laima Jonusaite. This grant enabled the group to purchase
two binoculars for bird-watching as part of their participation
in the Lithuanian Hatching Birds Atlas. It also supported student
participation in an international camp in Latvia. Matching funds:
$90 (Department of Education and Sports).
Grove in Silute – $950. Young Friends
of the Forests, Kazys Patiejunas. This action brought together many
different organizations in the town of Silute, as170 young people
from nine towns planted 800 red oaks and 200 regular oaks on the
grounds of the Central Hospital. Matching funds: $2059 (Municipality,
Forestry and Park Units, Central Hospital, and local businesses).
Preserve of Gerdasiai (near border with Belarus) – $930.
Society of Entomologists of Lithuania, Povilas Ivinskis. Scientists
and volunteers worked to clear and preserve a dry meadow habitat
for rare insects and butterflies; this involved encouraging the
plant species that the butterflies rely on. They documented an increase
in the cocoon count in the following season. Most of this grant
was used to purchase equipment, which will be used in other preserves
throughout Lithuania. Matching funds: $629 (Department of Environment).
the Park of Pasesupis in Marijampole – $990.
Club of Healthy Living Prana, Maryte Ceikauskiene. Seventeen members
of the Club cleaned the grounds of the River Sesupe, built benches
and established a public beach area. This project received local
and national press and TV coverage. Matching funds: $993, Municipality
Management in Dorm – $375. Students at
Kaunas University organized a pilot recycling project in one dorm.
They used a variety of approaches to encourage participation: posters,
collection bins, and meetings with university students and officials.
Matching funds: $20 (Kaunas Muncipality).
Pineforest – $361. Peledziukas, Laima Jonusaite. Development
of the Pineforest Park included organizing a clean-up action, fencing
in all anthills, planting saplings, and publicizing the results
of water quality studies in local newspapers. “Little Owl” is a
students’ club with 17 members. Matching funds: $30(Lithuanian Youth
Environmental Center); in-kind support from local Municipality.
Education (Stage Three) – $995. LGM, Laima Galkute. Continuation
of the “Stream” project, collecting data for the Lithuanian Air
Pollution Map, and integrating Agenda 21 programs into the schools.
Two meetings and six expeditions developed the Set of the Practical
and Bee-Keeping Camp – $1000. Bastet, Ona Motiejunaite. At the
Bee Museum in the National Park of Aukstaitija, this camp introduced
bee-keeping traditions and mythology, taught students about plant
diversity and herb use, and trained students to investigate and
evaluate levels of pollution which could threaten the bees and plants.
Matching funds: $1324 (Lithuanian Fund for Nature).
River Research – $975. Environmentalists Group, Idalija Gasiuniene.
Identification of river bank bird species, developing a Lithuanian
Nesting Birds Atlas, researching river bank plants, water quality
research, and water celebration for Earth Day were carried out.
Matching funds: $80 (Municipality, School).
Conservation Exposition – $1000. Atgaja, Linas Vainius. Builders
and residents learned about techniques to conserve energy, reduce
pollution, and save money. This outreach program in Kaunas drew
over 1,000 visitors. Matching funding: $2375 (local businesses).
in Kairenai Park (Second Stage) – $818. Oasis in Blossom, Irena
Noreikiene. Volunteers added 18 species of roses and built garden
benches for visitors. Students from the M.K.Ciurlionis Art Gymnasium
participated in the work, and also received instruction on flower
growing and drawing.
of the Vilnele river (Second Stage) – $1000. Gyvybes ziedas
(Ring of life), Birute Sudziene. Part of this grant was used for
buying a microscope to investigate the microbiology of the river,
in addition to the on-going chemical monitoring. This group continues
its cooperation with Vilnius Municipality to use this information
to reduce pollution. Matching funds: $755 (Vilnius Municipality).
Around Silute Region ’96 – $158.
Littoral Society of Nature Protection, Sarunas Stancikas. Twenty-five
cyclists from Silute participated in a 160 km bicycle tour along
the Nemunas River, including meetings with local authorities on
forest and delta protection issues. Matching funds: $125 (local
Water” – $1000. Green Newspaper, Dalia
Siaulytiene. This exercise book developing children’s nature-watching
skills was printed and distributed to 7500 children in Lithuanian
schools and education centers.
Research in Vilkija – $988. Environmental
Group of Vilkija, Arunas Snieckus. Working with the local Museum
of Ethnic Culture, a pilot program of environmental field studies
taught students how to identify ecological problems and to evaluate
Peat Bog Remediation (Phase Three) – $870.
Lithuanian Ornithological Society, Gintaras Matiukas. In this last
stage of the technical work, environmentalists and scientists raised
the level of water in spring time (to improve bird incubation conditions),
and built additional observation areas. Matching funds: $130 (Virtual
of Pollution in Vilnia River – $1100. Gyvybes
Ziedas (Ring of Life), Birute Sudziene. Students used water monitoring
equipment to investigate pollution from industrial and sewage system
sources. They presented the results to Vilnius Municipal officials,
who were most concerned about the finding of heavy metals, which
called attention to certain factories. The outcome included factory
inspections, and requests that this group continue their monitoring
Ecological Education (Stage Two) – $995. Lithuanian
Green Movement – Laima Galkute. This year’s expanded Environmental
Education activities explained the sustainable development curriculum
for schools, and included an international workshop showing how
real-life student projects can use local problems and community
resources as their educational base.
Science and Environmental Education in Upyte, Panevezio raj. – $550.
Ekoklubas, Vicentas Lamanauskas. A conference
brought together three active NGOs, scientists and educators to
increase their cooperation. Matching funds: $875 (Environmental
Protection Ministry; local school).
Investigation and Endangered Species Protection in Varena Region
– $896. Tulzys, Vidmantas Balkunas. Students
identified and organized protection of an endangered species habitat.
They also worked to increase local awareness and knowledge of protection
issues. In-kind support from Lithuanian Fund for Nature and Local
Forest Planting (Stage Four) – $700. Oak
Care Community, Vitalis Stepulis This year’s volunteers planted
over 500 new trees and 300 shrubs, in addition to developing the
area around the pond.
in Kairenai Park – $994. “Oasis in Blossom”,
Irena Noreikiene. The aim of this project was to create the most
beautiful rose plantation in the Vilnius area, and to open it for
public visits. Planting was organized by Botanical Garden members,
with volunteers from the surrounding community.
Tour ’95, “Save the Baltic” – $1000. Lithuanian
Green Movement (Kaunas), Linas Vainius. Bicycle tours promote bicycles
as a clean and healthy means of transportation, and attact public
attention to local problems. This year’s bicycle tour focused on
the pollution of the Baltic Sea, and on the role of waste water
discharge and farm pollution runoff. Information gathered was publicized
to a diverse audience including governmental officians and the largest
Lithuanian dairy farm. Matching funds: $2350 (seven enterprises
and organizations co-sponsored this bike tour).
Forest Planting (Third Stage) – $998. Oak
Care Community, Vitalis Stepulis. This year’s actions involved pruning
over 400 oaks, planting 200 spruce saplings and over 250 saplings
of other species of trees and shrubs. Matching funding: $375 (Ministry
of Culture; Vilnius Municipality).
Exercise Book, “Town and Tree” – $1000.
Green Newspaper, Kestutis Siaulytis.This project designed, printed
and distributed exercise books for developing children’s nature
watching skills. Matching funding: $750 (Environment Protection
Ministry; BCG Firm).
for Lithuanian Ecological Education (Stage One) – $985. Atgaya,
Laima Galkute. This project took nation-wide organizing for Lithuanian
environmental education to a new level. Two actions involved water
quality research by students and teachers. Seminars in different
regions of Lithuania examined topics such as Chernobyl disaster
commemoration, cultural and natural heritage preservation through
parks, and involving local authorities in ecological education.
Matching funds: $425 (Lithuanian Government).
Nature Magazine for Children – $1000. Society
of Lithuanian Ornithologists, Romualdas Barauskas. This illustrated
magazine for children was developed completely by volunteers, with
all grant money supporting its printing. Matching funding: $450
Atlas – Lithuanian Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles – $950. Lithuanian
Biodiversity, Linas Balciauskas. Local respondents from all of Lithuania
contributed data which were mapped and published in this first-ever
atlas of Lithuanian wildlife. Detailed descriptions of Red Book
(endangered) species and findings on their habitats are prominently
Agriculture Seminars for Farmers – $550. Gaja
Organic and Biological Agriculture Community, Antanas Svirskis Ten
seminars explaining and promoting ecological agriculture were presented
to 730 Lithuanian agriculture specialists and farmers. Moderators
from the Lithuanian Agricultural Institute contributed their expertise.
Umbrella Camp – $1000. Club Zvejone, Klaipeda,
Antanas Kontautas. This nature camp introduced schoolchildren to
coastal protection activities, including water monitoring. Matching
funding: $3350 (Coalition Clean Baltic Air Pollution Project; Klaipeda
(1994 – 1995)
(Phase Two) – $743. Atgaya, Laima Galkute A group of school
students (ages 12 – 16) carried out an intensive study of Streva
stream, using Hach water testing equipment. A series of lecture
materials and guidelines for teachers were based on this experience,
one of the most successful early practical science and environmental
education projects in Lithuania.
Tale” Art Contest (Stage Two) – $750. Green Newspaper, K. Siulytis.
Last year’s success helped to attract significant funding to expand
it for this year’s event. Matching funding: $3600 (Artists organizations
and private sources).
Education Workshop – $700. Gaja, K. Navickas. Lithuanian farmers
attended a three day workshop on environmentally sound agricultural
techniques, with materials prepared by professors of Kaunas Agricultural
Academy. Land is being privatized, and many of the farmers lack
knowledge of ecologically appropriate methods. Matching funds: $260
(Kaunas Agricultural Academy).
Peat Bog Remediation (Stage Two) – $750. Lithuanian Ornithological
Society, Gintaras Matiukas. Creation of islands and their biotopes
will aid in the propagation of native plant species and nesting
areas for rare birds. Matching funds: $2050 (Environment Protection
Ministry, National Park).
of Dubysa River – $634. Aukuras, D. Ramancionis. This river
in the Siauliai region is badly polluted, both from urban and agricultural
sources. Use of water monitoring equipment can document the damage
done, and provide evidence to encourage city authorities to build
a waste water treatment plant. Matching funds: $75.
Stream Clean-up –$480. Selos Ramuva, G. Gruzdas. Saltupis is
a historic stream, sacred to Lithuanian pagans in medieval times.
The goal of this project was to attract volunteers to join in cleaning
the shores of trash, and to increase public participation in such
Efficiency Exposition – $750. EOTIC, Linas Vainius. This project
stated a campaign of promoting energy efficiency, saving, and the
use of renewable sources of energy. An exhibition, booklet, seminars
and videos presented this information to an audience that included
officials, specialists, and the general public. Matching funds:
$550 (private businesses).
Agricultural Seminar – $750. Zvejone Club, R. Povilanskas. The
Nemunas Delta Regional Park is a key part of an extremely sensitive
and important ecosystem, where the Nemunas river flows into the
bay. The wetlands are threatened by agricultural pollution; specific
information about ecological farming methods is badly needed. Experts
from Sweden and Holland presented their experiences. Matching funds:
$250 (European Union for Coastal Conservation).
Booklets about Lithuanian Green Movement – $750. Green Lithuania,
D. Karlonaite. Publishing booklets in English as well as Lithuanian
provided this information to an international audience, thus encouraging
cooperation across political and linguistic borders.
orbicularis” – $700. “Emys”, E. Snieskus. This project involved
protection of the wetlands habitat and egg-laying areas of the pond
turtle, an endangered species in Lithuania. A public information
program was also created.
Forest Planting (Second Stage) – $750. Oak Care Community, Vitalis
Stepulis. This year, over 400 trees were planted, including those
which naturally accompany oaks. Volunteers also cared for last year’s
trees, and built a fence to protect the young oaks from animals.
Matching funds: $350.
Area Information Handbook – $730. NPS, V. Vilutis. The printing
and distribution of this handbook filled an important need of visitors
and dwellers in protected areas, for clear and accurate information
about the laws and reasons for them. Matching funds: $145.
Green Movement Seminars – $500. LGM Council,
Rimas Braziulis. Strategic planning focused on energy sector-related
problems, Baltic Sea pollution, and effective organizing for environmental
Lake Shore Clean-Up – $455. Aukuras Club,
Vladas Kalvelis. Volunteers camped in the Kurtuvenai Regional National
Park and worked for three days to clean up the waste left by the
departing Soviet army, whose summer camp was on the shore of Sirve
Tale” – $475. The Green Newspaper, Dalia
Siaulytiene. An ecological poster competition for children, followed
by an exhibit and published catalogue, achieved widespread public
involvement and mass media coverage.
Mountain Park Streams’ Clean-Up Number One – $475.
Lietuvos Jaunimo Ramuva Club, Darius Ramancionis & Vilnius
Mountain Park Streams’ Clean-Up Number Two – $420. Lieutovos
Jaunimo Ramuva Club, Mantas Lapinskas. Two hundred volunteers participated
in clean-ups of waste and water quality tests on the two separate
streams of Vilnius Mountain Park, in the center of the city. Authorized
by the Environment Protection Agency of Vilnius, the work was organized
by the NGO.
Stream Ecosystem Evaluation – $468. Atgaja
(Kaunas), Laima Galkute. Using a Hach kit for water quality monitoring,
80 schoolchildren located pollutants, and discussed the problems
with officials from the Regional Environmental Protection agency
and with elected representatives of the Kaunas municipal government.
The experience was shared with 36 teachers from around the country.
Park Seminar – $492. Aukuras Club, Rimvydas
Tamulaitis. This seminar brought together members of environmental
NGOs, scientists, politicians and Environment Protection Agency
officials. The topic was developing and preserving a system of regional
for Citizens About Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant – $500.
Energy and Air Pollution Information Center, Linas Vainius. The
object was to increase public awareness about the problems of Soviet-built
Chernobyl-type nuclear reactors and to discuss the future of nuclear
power in Lithuania. Posters, press releases, newsletters, and bumper
stickers were among the materials produced and distributed. Matching
funding: $400 (EAPIC).
Lake Shore Clean-Up – $500. Gilmena Club,
Romas Janauskas. The badly trashed lake shore near Elektrenai was
cleaned; it had become an illegal landfill. Work was done by 300
volunteers and helped to draw public attention to the problem. Matching
funding: $450 (Municipality).
of Bicycle EcoTour ’94 – $500. Atgaja,
K. Navickas. A bicycle tour around Lithuania publicized the natural
beauty of different regions. Throughout the tour, participants organized
public meetings about local problems and the importance of nature
and cultural preservation. Matching funding: $300 (other NGOs).
Newsletter on Forestry Problems – $433. Skroblas
Club; V. Turonis. The Forest Protection newsletter provides information
and positive examples from international organizations, concerning
forest management and paper recycling. As a result of this publication
of their first two issues, Skroblas received support from the Taiga
Rescue Network for next year’s issues.
Pollution Evaluation Using Moss as Bioindicators – $490.
Rasa Club (in cooperation with Atgaja) J. Motiejuniene. This pilot
project created a photographic bioindicator scale of mosses which
grow under different conditions of air quality, and informative
materials. After gathering information, the students were taught
how to analyze it and display it as an air pollution map of the
Forest Planting (Stage One) – $498. Oak
Care Community, Vitalis Stepulis. Oak was the sacred tree in the
old Lithuanian pagan religion, and people still have a lot of sentiments
about them. The Oak Care Community first started re-planting 30
hectares of an ancient oak forest in 1992, but work had ceased for
lack of money. The goal of this project was to finish the first
stage of the planting and to replant dead trees. As famous personalities
were invited to participate, the project received broad press and
Waste in Lithuania – $486. Skroblas, Vaidas
Blazys. A brochure about toxic waste treatment in Lithuania and
ways to improve this system was published. It included a legislative
overview and examples from Western experience.
Peat Bog Remediation – $500. Lithuanian
Ornithologists Society, Gintaras Matiukas. This project started
the restoration of a 25 hectare peat bog in Western Lithuania which
had been exploited for more than ten years. Some protected species
of birds and plants have started to return, as a result.
Day Celebration – $286. Atgaja, Saulius
Piksrys. Events organized to commemorate Earth Day in Kaunas included
tree plantings, forest clean-ups, kit competition, bicycle show
and poster competition. Matching funding: $645 (various sources).
Art Photography Exhibition – $450. Zalioji
Plunksna Artists, Writers and Musicians Group, A. Balbierius. The
exhibit of environmental photography by professional artists from
Lithuania, Norway and USA was visited by over 3,000 people and received
widespread coverage in Lithuanian and English language news media.
Matching funding: $410 (Lithuanian Art Photography Association).