Volunteering at Alameda Beach

1 July 2018

Photograph of the volunteersGood weather is forecast for next week, so we will take the opportunity to get to the Alameda Beach (Miño) on Sunday the 8th with the aim of eliminating invasive exotic species and removing litter.

Within the diverse activities of the Litoral campaign, we have been eradicating numerous exotic species on this beach since 2011: ice plant (Carpobrotus edulis), Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana), golden buttons (Cotula coronopifolia), Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis), annual saltmarsh aster (Aster squamatus), tall flatsedge (Cyperus eragrostis), calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica), montbretia (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora), mousehole tree (Myoporum laetum) and Canadian poplar (Populus x canadensis).

During the first six months of this year we visited it several times, verifying the complete eradication of some of those species and eliminating a few Pampas Grass and montbretia that reappeared. As always, we also removed some litter. Thus, this Sunday’s work will focus on uprooting the species that grew recently: horseweed, annual saltmarsh aster and some montbretia.

If you feel like participating, please send us your data in advance (complete name, ID, birth date and mobile number). In this way, we will be able to inform you on last minute changes, you will be covered by an accident insurance policy and you will facilitate organization. In section Contact you will find the necessary information.

Meeting point: Outpatient Clinic of Betanzos, where we can share cars.
Date: July 8th, 2018.
Time: We will be leaving at 9.30 a.m., coming back at 2.00 p.m.

Post data: Target achieved. Even though we were competing with a wonderful beach day and several festivities in the area, seven people participated in the volunteering day. They walked the whole beach, filling 4 sacks with litter and other 5 with vegetal remains of invasive exotic species. These are modest figures with respect to previous years. However, they are the result, on the one hand, of the work advanced during the first months of this year, and on the other, of our perseverance in eliminating invasive species since we started the sponsorship. The less litter and invasive species we remove, the closer we are of achieving a clean beach and a well preserved native flora. Photograph of the volunteers

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