On 9 September 2021, at the marina in Nakło on the Noteć River, a celebration was held, attended by representatives of self-government organisations affiliated with the Association and invited guests.
The anniversary was a great opportunity to express thanks to individuals and institutions that have contributed to the development of the organisation. They received symbolic “Friend of the Noteć” statuettes. Moreover, Representatives of the Association’s members also signed a declaration of continuation of the activity. The document was signed by representatives of the 17 municipalities forming the Association, 4 districts and 3 supporting institutions. The signed document sealed the act of alliance with the Noteć river. The musical setting of the event was provided by the brass band of the Inland Navigation School Complex in Nakło.
The Association of Towns and Municipalities on the Noteć River is one of few organisations in Poland which deals extensively with the issue of waterway revitalisation. The basis for the operation of this Association is the close cooperation of its members to improve the condition and infrastructure of the Noteć. The organization operates in the area of three voivodeships: Lubuskie, Wielkopolskie and Kujawsko-Pomorskie. Its activities contribute to supporting the idea of self-government, integration and striving for economic, cultural and tourist development of towns and communities located on the Noteć River. It also makes efforts to restore the good quality of the Noteć waters, its navigability, communication, tourist, recreational and sports infrastructure, and to maintain the natural and landscape values of the Noteć Valley. Since the very beginning, the organisation has been working with voivodeship self-governments to revitalise the Polish section of the E70 International Waterway. The Association of Towns and Municipalities located on the Noteć River consists of: Barcin, Białe Błota, Białośliwie, Gmina Czarnków, Miasto Czarnków, Drawsko, Drezdenko, Krzyż Wlkp., Nakło nad Notecią, Nowa Wieś Wielka, Pakość, Santok, Sicienko, Stare Kurowo, Ujście, Wieleń, Zwierzyn; four municipalities: czarnkowsko-trzcianecki, gorzowski, nakielski, pilski; supporting members: Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Partnership for Krajna and Pałuki; and the honorary member: Inland Navigation School Complex.