Join us to celebrate the Natura 2000 day in Barayo (Asturias) on 26th of May

Saturday, 26 May is almost here! We can’t wait to see you at the Barayo Natural Reserve (Navia, Valdés, in western Asturias) to learn about the dune that Life+ARCOS is working to restore and about the restoration techniques we use in these types of habitats.

If you haven’t registered yet, click here. Registration is open until tomorrow, 24 May.

Our presentation about the Barayo Reserve Interpretation Centre’s work is open to the public. We’ll talk a bit about the importance of the Natura 2000 Network, the conservation goals that inspired us to work in Barayo and items of public concern. We’ll also set aside some time to talk with those in attendance and to take family photos to commemorate our common goal of improving the natural conditions of this protected area.

The timetable is as follows:

Chat and debate (10:30 AM -12:00 PM)

  • Location: Barayo Reserve Interpretation Centre (Centro de Interpretación de la Reserva de Barayo) in Vigo (Navia).
  • Objective:ARCOS+Life team members from the University of Oviedo (INDUROT) and from the company Ecología Litoral S.L. will explain how we’ll be celebrating European Natura 2000 Network Day. They will also talk about Life+ARCOS projects, the history of Barayo in photos, and the main restoration tools we use.
  • Debate / chat: We’re interested in hearing what people think about this protected area, so please use this time to share your thoughts with us.

Restoration and eradication of invasive species workshop (12:00 PM – 3:00 PM)

  • Location: Western side of Barayo beach.
  • Objective:The company that manages the dune plant nursery centre of the Directorate General for the Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea in Cantabria will explain the most common techniques used to restore dunes. Then, we’ll plant dune species and work to eradicate an exotic species that is invading part of the Barayo dunes. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you how to identify the invasive ones.
  • Group lunch: If the weather holds out (fingers crossed for no rain!), we’ll have lunch on the beach so we can get to know each other better. 

To access the beach, the Friends of Barayo Association set up a bridge to the work area on the left side of the river. Thank you so much!

The most important part: You can still register today and tomorrow by clicking here


Asturias, Natura 2000 Network Day

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