This may be the last spring for this place so when walking by here took a few photographs about this lovely small river that is unique in two ways. It is situated in an island between two river rapids and it is situated in city center. The plan is to fill this little river or put it in a tunnel!
This small river was before the site for spawn of an endangered salmon species "Saimaanlohi" (Salmo salar saimensis). This salmon species is unique because it lives in an inland lake area.
Joensuu is university town but with quite domestic attitudes. The town is surrounded with a plenty of wilderness everywhere so the attitudes of preserving unique nature are not well developed. Even the green party is very silent about the issue. The local pop-musicians have a club nearby and would benefit from the parking place or at least they think so.
Image is as shot with regular settings in camera jpeg just resized and slightly sharpened wor web low resolution.