Lake Päijänne Natural Heritage Foundation


Protecting forests since


Areas acquired or received as donations


Hectares protected

Päijänne Natural Heritage Foundation PLUPS promotes nature conservation and hiking in the vicinity of the Lake Päijänne. The foundation has acquired or received 26 properties as donations; shoreline forests, island and marshlands with a total area of 557 hectares. There are a total of more than 14 kilometers of undeveloped shoreline at our sites.

The main task of the foundation, founded in 2008, is to acquire and protect land suitable for nature reserves in the Lake Päijänne area and its surroundings.

We acquire land suitable for conservation purposes with donations from individuals and companies.

More than 555 hectares of protected areas for the nature of the Päijänne region!

The foundation’s richly wooded forests and peat-rich bogs serve as significant carbon sinks and stores. Your donation will prevent climate change!

Donation collection account FI39 1745 3000 1629 92 NDEAFIHH, Nordea Bank Abp.

Thank you for your donation! Even the smallest donation is significant!


See also our campaign for saving the nature at the Lake Puula (in Finnish).


Large conservation area from Southern Finland

PLUPS PURCHASED A 73 HECTARE FOREST IN SYSMÄ Päijänne Natural Heritage Foundation PLUPS has bought a 73-hectare forest from Sysmä, Virtaa in December. The area is named ’Sammalsuonvuori forest’ after...

28.12.2022 08:00

Let there be life in the bog

Voting for Partioaitta’s 2023 Environmental bonus is open until 18th of December 2022! Please consider the PLUPS project as a bonus receiver – help us to be in the group...

07.12.2022 15:53