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Tarragona recovers river area of ​​the Alameda and meander Santes Creus

Tarragona recovers river area of ​​the Alameda and meander Santes Creus

Tarragona. Costa Dorada. Gaià river has recovered to its original course by way of the Alameda ceremonies after careful and thorough action promoted by the Environment Unit, Public Health and Territory of Tarragona. The ecological restoration project has allowed this space to rebuild the old river meandering river, which had disappeared in the early nineties of the twentieth century, influencing and improving the bank and the first fluvial terraces of Gaia. The works have involved the removal of the stone breakwaters and other elements that had caused an artificial environment, together with a series of earth movements. Ecological restoration of this area in Catalonia is a pioneering experience in this type of interventions aimed at restoring natural processes is highly complex. Given the uniqueness of the project, it has become part of the current Master of Management and Restoration of Natural Environment to the University of Barcelona. The importance of this environmental action has been shown during the presentation of the new landscape of the river Alameda, an act aimed at the media and with the participation of chairman of the council, Josep Poblet, and Deputy Environment of the institution, Mercy Montlleó. The meeting included a tour through the Alameda, accompanied by the head of the Environmental and Public Health Council, Gabriel Sanz, and the head of the engineering department of the restoration of natural systems MN Consultants , Margarita Manzano. The chairman of the council pointed out that this action contributes to "enrich and enhance the value our heritage, not only from the standpoint of ecological and environmental but also social and historical, since it is an emblematic place of demarcation and Catalonia. Josep Poblet stated that the Alameda of ceremonies invited to enjoy more than ever, given the great improvements made environment. The works The works in this area have been made entirely of Tarragona, and have been executed by GrupMas Builders, over five months. The project, written by MN Consultants Conservation Sciences, has run a budget of 244,233.33 euros per contract, funded by the council of Tarragona Catalan Water Agency (ACA), the Department will depend Planning and Sustainability of the Government. Ecological restoration of space has meant the elimination of artificial structures that invaded and occupied the river area (double breakwater and a speck of stone above) and recovery of natural landscapes and forms, particularly the slope of the bed early River (severely affected by erosion caused by the breakwaters) and meandering and contrameandre old. Likewise, the project includes measures to accelerate the recovery of riparian and aquatic environments through reforestation with native plants. This action, however, remains until next December, once tested the behavior of the river throughout this year. The personal information provided by neighbors and graphic ceremonies have been very useful for information about the original state of Gaia, thereby making the river to repaint his bed early and, specifically, the meander had until a few decades ago. The importance of recovering all this environment than strictly environmental goals, as the Alameda and meander ceremonies retain a unique botanical collection. In this sense, the space includes one of the most important representations of the woods south of Catalan, and therefore part of the Plan Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Government (PEIN. 1992) and is practically the only place which still retains the European elm. Moreover, the area recovered part of the whole landscape of the Cistercian monastery of Santes Creus (the twelfth century and officially declared Historical Monument), along with the forests managed by the Council, as the San Sebastian or the Forks. Nature family day View the new look of the river area of ​​Alameda is one of many attractions, this Saturday, the Third Day offers family nature, organized by the Environment Unit, Public Health and Territory in Tarragona Province collaboration with the City of Aiguamúrcia and framed in celebration of World Environment Day. The event will begin at 10 there will be open to all, will be attended by the chairman of the council. Throughout the morning, will show the works of the ecological restoration of Gaia, you can participate in a guided nature trail is'oferiran local produce in the area.

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