The Archipelago Foundation is to work to improve the infrastructure in the nature reserves in the archipelago owned and managed by the Foundation, during a 3-year period from July 2011 until June 2014. The aim is to be able to receive an increasing number of visitors while at the same time contributing to reducing eutrophication of the Baltic Sea.
The Archipelago Foundation has received funds from the EU Structural Funds, Stockholm County Council archipelago grants, Värmdö municipality and the Stockholm County Administrative Board for these initiatives.
The Foundation facilities are under heavy pressure and there is an urgent need to improve and invest in new roads, jetties, waste-water management, sewage facilities, toilets and stations for emptying boat toilets. In certain cases, investment is a fundamental requirement for the Foundation archipelago companies to be able to continue operating hostels, archipelago pubs and campsites. Care of the environment is also important, and one of the aims of the project is to reduce emissions of phosphorus and nitrogen, such that eutrophication of the Baltic Sea can in this way be reduced. A further goal is to adapt our website for people with disabilities and those who do not speak Swedish, such that all visitors was able to obtain information about the possibilities of the archipelago.