East Baltic Peat Bog

 

Baltic Peat Bog

     In the woods between East Baltic and the Tarantum Road is a large peat bog. Believed to be around 5000 years old, the bog was once a body of water. It is approximately 5 square kilometers in size. In the early 1990s, a business proposal was submitted to the government to remove the peat from the bog and sell it commercially. An activist group was formed by locals who protested the plan that would destroy the bog. The proposal was dropped.

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