‘Operation Green Mountain’ hits target of planting 21,000 new trees in Algarve

in News · 29-11-2018 10:28:00 · 0 Comments
‘Operation Green Mountain’ hits target of planting 21,000 new trees in Algarve

A massive voluntary project carried out last Friday saw over 1,250 volunteers take part in a reforestation drive, which planted 21,000 new trees in five spots in the counties of Silves, Loulé, Portimão, and Monchique.

Under the ‘Together We Protect’ initiative, which aims to create a “greener Algarve”, this third edition of Operation Green Mountain had the patronage of Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Among the trees planted were pine trees, Holm oaks, arbutus trees, cork oaks and cypresses.

Created and promoted by the Zoomarine sealife theme park, this year the operation doubled up on last year’s efforts, which saw more than 10,600 trees planted in two counties.
So far more than 37,400 trees have been planted throughout the Algarve through the initiative, and next year it aims to double its efforts again, and plant 42,000 trees in eight different counties.
The organisers of Operation Green Mountain will also be staging a region-wide beach-cleaning operation on 12 May 2019.


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