On July 11, 2022, an environmental volunteering day was held as a result of the collaboration between the Habitat Naturalist Group (in the framework of the Custody of the Territory and Volunteering Agreement with the City Council of A Coruña, for environmental dissemination and improvement of its Natural Heritage) and the Mariñas Coruñesas and Terras do Mandeo Biosphere Reserve, within the LIFE Fluvial project.
The actions focused on raising awareness of the environmental danger posed by invasive exotic species of flora, specifically, on this occasion, on the species Carpobrotus edulis. The site chosen was the surroundings of the Torre de Hércules Natural Area of Local Interest (A Coruña City Council).
As entities participating in the activities, it is necessary to highlight the Department of the Environment and Sustainability of the City Council of A Coruña, which provided the containers for vegetable waste and their removal to an authorized manager, as well as the NGO International Cooperation and the Aliatar Foundation, which provided the collaboration of a total of 85 volunteers divided into morning and afternoon shifts.
It is essential to also thank the involvement and effort of the volunteer groups, made up of girls aged 13-17 from Andalusia, who worked enthusiastically following the instructions of the technicians and monitors.
At the end of the work, 12.5 containers of 800 liters of plant material were removed, which are equivalent to approximately 1,500 kg of remains of the invasive exotic species Carpobrotus edulis.