On Friday, 23 April 2021, a volunteer day of the LIFE Fluvial project organised by the Mariñas-Betanzos Rural Development Association took place.
The work carried out consisted of planting native species of riparian forest on a plot owned by the Abegondo Town Council, in the parish of Cullergondo, on the banks of the river Mero.
This dissemination and awareness-raising action, framed in LIFE Fluvial, is part of a series of activities programmed during these days by the Mariñas Coruñesas e Terras do Mandeo Biosphere Reserve for the celebration of World Earth Day 2021.
On this occasion, the Abegondo City Council, through its environmental department, and the NGO Cooperación Internacional, an organisation awarded with the State Prize for Social Volunteering in 2017, which promotes environmental volunteering to raise awareness among young people about the need to commit to sustainable development, collaborated in the event.
Throughout the day, the volunteers planted a total of thirty birch (Betula celtiberica), holly (Ilex aquifolium) and oak (Quercus robur) trees, in an area of approximately 800 m2. The plant material used, provided by the company TRAGSA, belongs to the LIFE Fluvial project itself.