Municipality: Myllyniitty
Protection year: 2021
Area protected: 18 ha
Myllyniityn suojelualue Valkeakoski

Myllyniitty area is located in Paino in Valkeakoski and reaches all the way to the shores of lake Painonjärvi. The conservation area includes a beautiful little stream from Iso Leppäjärvi to Painonjärvi. The first part of the stream has many small, gushing rapids – at times the drop in the terrain can be more than 20 metres.

The Foundation was able to acquire Myllyniitty through a bidding process which had already received several bids. What is unusual about this area is how it is dominated by broadleaf trees – the main tree species for most of the area is silver birch or aspen. If the area had not been protected, it would have been heavily cleared, whereas now the multi-faceted structure of the forest is preserved and left to develop.

The soil in Myllyniitty is made up of rich, herb-rich moor throughout. In the more moist areas there are also valuable groves of the lushest type of nature to be found in this country. The forest also contains a few old meadows. The Pirkan Taival walking trail crosses Myllyniitty along the electric line.

Nearby there are also three other conservation areas, the largest one being Rehuistenvuori. Myllyniitty acts as an island connecting these three protected areas.

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