Morachna is the oldest swamp in Belarus. In the early 1950s, several drainage canals with a total length of about 20 km were dug in the swamp, which drain Morachna to this day. In the northern part of the swamp, the hydrological regime is completely disturbed as a result of peat extraction.
For local residents, Morachna is an integral part of life. Everyone will have many stories that connect them to these mysterious marshy places. The swamp has always helped people to feed themselves, thanks to the collection of cranberries. Cranberries were sold, berries were made into jam, compote, mashed with sugar and eaten just like that. In connection with the constant draining of the swamp, not only the number of berries has decreased, but also the population of rare plants and birds has decreased.