International Volunteers assist in removing invasive plants in the dunes of Les Deveses

16 July 2015 - 16: 38

NGO volunteers Voluns Spain coming from Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Canada, Germany or Lebanon are these days in Dénia collaborating in the elimination of the invasive plants that endanger the dunes of the Les area Deveses.

This is the two-year campaign for the sequential removal of these plants carried out by the Department of Environment to meet the environmental management system ISO 14 001 and has oversight of municipal technicians.

international volunteers against invasive plants

These young people, between 18 and 25 years old, work on it four hours a day and spend the rest of the day learning languages ​​and enjoying activities at sea and in the Natural Park Montgó coordinated by ACIF.

The volunteers are responsible for removing the aerial parts and rhizomes of the invasive plants, loading them and transferring them to the municipal composting plant. It is expected that during this campaign some 25 sacks of the species will be collected Carporotus edulis (cat's claw) with a weight of 500 kilos of wet material.

This project will last a maximum of eight weeks and aims to minimize the environmental impact and achieve an educational and supportive purpose. The association collaborates with the project Marfull in awareness among owners of beachfront sufferers.

Josep Crespo alongside international volunteers

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