China News Service, Lishui, August 14 (Reporter Fan Yubin) In the past, poor in the mountains and on the road, the heavy mountains and rivers have become the "blocking tigers" in Lishui, Zhejiang Province running towards the well-off road. Nowadays, beautiful mountains and beautiful water, natural beauty, and clear breeze and green water have become the "powerful engine" for the development of ecological economy in Lishui. A solution to the dilemma between ecological protection and economic development has been explored in mountainous cities across the country.

  Ecology is the biggest advantage of Lishui. A reporter from reported in Lishui recently that anchoring the beautiful ecology, Lishui is actively exploring mechanisms for realizing the value of ecological products, "three golden keys" open the door to "two mountains" and "red and green integration" The development of new chapters and many other innovative explorations have realized the counterattack butterfly change of the mountain city "point green into gold".

  People will live up to the green hills, and the green hills will live up to people: The Ecosystem Gross Product (GEP) calculation gives the mountain, forest and water “worth”, the traditional villages are transformed into “net celebrity check-in sites”, cross-mountain coordination, innovation and guidance, and ask the sea for borrowing Strength... Lishui, which is on the fast track of high-quality green development, has successfully ranked among the first batch of national ecological civilization pilot demonstration zones, the first batch of national ecological protection and construction demonstration zones, etc. Green has become the most moving color of Lishui's development.

A homestay in a traditional village in Songyang, Lishui, Zhejiang. Photo by Fan Yubin

From "hidden in a boudoir" to "welcome spring"

  A photo makes a scenic spot and gives birth to a "beautiful economy", such as clouds and terraces.

  In 2001, Yunhe Terraced Fields met "Bole". A picture of "Cloud Sea Terraced Fields with the Rising Sun" in the photographer's lens made the clouds and terraced fields "hidden in the mountains unknown" instantly become popular. Zhao Xiaoxia, deputy general manager of Yunhe Terrace Investment Development Co., Ltd., said that this largest group of terraces in East China has become a "poem and distant place" for tourists to visit.

  In 2019, the operating income of Yunhe Terrace Scenic Area was nearly 24 million yuan, an increase of 34%. Liu Feng, deputy secretary of the party committee and mayor of Chongtou Town, Yunhe County, said: “We combine scenic spot construction with income-increasing opportunities to encourage and guide surrounding villagers to develop new industries and new formats such as farmhouses, homestays, and fine processing of agricultural products, so as to realize scenic resources. Oriented, refined tourism products, professionalization of farmers in scenic spots."

  A scenic spot drives a party to get rich. Colorful rice, terraced rice brewing, and old terraced tea form the "three treasures of terraces", with annual sales exceeding 30 million yuan. The income of farmers around the Yunhe terraced scenic spot has increased by more than 15% annually, exceeding 20,000 yuan.

The Suichang Gold Mine in Lishui, Zhejiang has adopted targeted measures such as "vegetation restoration, wasteland management, cleanup and diversion, and public welfare forest protection" to turn the mining area into a scenic spot. Photo by Fan Yubin

  In Lishui, there are many places where such a "counter-attack" is used to demand dividends from the market through the development of tourism.

  Beaches, music, movies, markets, food... On midsummer nights, Changting Beach Film and Music Week lit up Yunhe Changting Village. Hundreds of tourists gathered here, and Wu Wei, the owner of the "Long Changting" guest house in the village Busier. "While processing online orders, we are busy preparing authentic farm dishes for the guests." Wu Wei said, the busier the happier.

  Like Wu Wei, a large number of homestays have flourished in Changting Village, turning ecological advantages into economic advantages. According to statistics, since the completion of Changting Beach in May 2016, it has achieved more than 45 million yuan in rural tourism income and the village collective has generated 4.3 million yuan in income.

  "Changting used to be a bustling wharf. Reservoir emigration caused the village to be silent for a while." said Ye Jinbao, secretary of the Shitang Town Party Committee of Yunhe County. "Now, relying on the advantages of mountain water resources and ecology, we have successfully built a view of the sea from the cloud. Changting Beach, where'Playing in the Sand' is a creative selling point, achieved a successful counterattack from'decline' to'resurrection' in one fell swoop."

Readers are reading here at the Civilian Bookstore of Pioneer Bookstore in Chenjiapu Village, Songyang, Lishui, Zhejiang. Photo by Fan Yubin

Green water and green mountains show "worth" to create "wealth"

  Small wisdom governs things, great wisdom governs systems. Turning green water and green mountains into golden mountains and silver mountains, Lishui has already explored a lot at the institutional level.

  Green water and green mountains are priceless and valuable in Lishui. Under the background that Lishui has become the country’s first pilot city for the realization of the value of ecological products, the first batch of demonstration township construction units in Lishui City—Dajun Township, Jingning She Autonomous County, for the realization of the value of ecological products, has strengthened government guidance, market leadership, and digital leadership. Good ecological value accounting opens up a new channel for "two mountains" transformation.

  Dajun Township became the first town in the country to complete GEP accounting. Wu Mingbiao, deputy secretary of the Party Committee and mayor of Dajun Township, introduced: “After setting up special funds for the realization of the value of ecological products in the county and issuing special fund management measures, we took the lead in breaking the issue of the government’s purchase of ecological products. At the end of last year, according to Dajun Township’s 2018 year Compared with the 2017 GEP increment (94 million yuan), 1.88 million yuan was awarded."

A farmhouse in Sidu Township, Songyang, Lishui, Zhejiang, is full of greenery. Photo by Fan Yubin

  The reassessment of the value of this land made Lishui people realize that the green waters and mountains they live in are by no means poor. In Suichang, the Suichang Gold Mine, "the No. 1 mine in the south of the Yangtze River", has been mined for a thousand years. With the depletion of mineral resources, Suichang has integrated the concept of global tourism into the gold industry, promoted the transformation and upgrading of the mining economy, and became a model for national mining parks. Nowadays, ecological governance has allowed the "water giant panda" to return to the peach blossom jellyfish, and the circular economy has allowed the Millennium Golden Cave to unearth the treasure "second mine"...

  The source of Ou River, high-quality water environment is a golden name card of Jingning. The natural swimming pool, the Water Festival, and the permanent training base of the International Rapids Search and Rescue Alliance. Through the water training project, the guesthouses and farmhouses in Dajun Township, Jingning ushered in wave after wave of passenger flow, and the "training economy" has become a source of income for local farmers. New highlights. According to statistics, since 2016, Dajun Waters has organized more than 60 batches of various rapid water area rescue training with more than 2,000 trainees, generating a training economy of 10 million yuan.

Water rescue exercise in Dajun waters of Jingning, Lishui, Zhejiang. Photo by Fan Yubin

The "net celebrity trend" in the mountains

  "Mountains, sea of ​​clouds, terraces, cottages, rammed earth, and blue tiles are like a paradise. Here I find homesickness..." Shanghai tourist Han Lihua walked into Songyang Chenjiapu Village and Xikeng Village with friends. She has a special liking for the ancient village and comes to Songyang for vacation every year.

  Songyang has 75 national-level traditional villages, known as the "Last Jiangnan Secret Realm." In recent years, Songyang has carried out the protection of traditional villages and the "Action to Save Old Houses", and has invested nearly 300 million yuan in various types of funds. More than 100 ancient villages and more than 200 old houses have been protected and repaired.

  Chenjiapu Village, Sidu Township, Songyang County, at an altitude of more than 800 meters, is surrounded by green water and green mountains. The ancient houses built on the mountain are spread out in steps. On the edge of the cliff, the third rural bookstore of Pioneer Bookstore is located here. The store manager Lixia said: "I love the cloud and mountain mist here, rich historical and cultural resources, and hope to create a new cultural landscape."

  Green waters and green mountains attract phoenixes to live, and as more and more tourists come to check in, the lives of local villagers are quietly changing. Sidu Township Party Committee Member and Organizing Committee Member Ye Xia said, “Villagers now often come to bookstores to read books and appreciate the scenery. The protection of traditional villages and the use of Fuxing Ancient Villages at the same time turn the beautiful ecology into a beautiful economy, which also activates the countryside. vitality."

  It is true that "green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains" is the fundamental follow of development, and it is also an open proposition with no fixed answer. The green hills are still green and the golden hills are rolling, which is a true portrayal of Lishui today. (Finish)