On 21st November, a new volunteering day was held in association with the NACAR Programme (Nature and Prison) to eliminate invasive flora within the activities of the LIFE ARCOS Project, coordinated in Cantabria by the Directorate General of the Environment of the Government of Cantabria Natural Environmental, Fisheries and Food Department.
Feature on the volunteer day held on 17 May 2018, when the Life+ARCOS team of the Directorate-General of Natural Environment of the Government of Cantabria celebrated European Natura 2000 Day by eliminating the invasive species known as the “capeweed” in Berria, Santoña.
Another volunteer day organized by the Dirección General del Medio Natural de la Consejería de Medio Rural, Pesca y Alimentación from the Government of Cantabria was hold on the 19th of April, 2018. The NACAR programme, aimed to recruit volunteers from the El Dueso prison for working on the restoration of the coastal dunes of Cantabria, focused this time on the elimination of the alien invasive species known as ice plant (Carpobrotus spp.)
Last 17th of November of 2017, a new volunteer day was developed within the Life+ARCOS framework. This time some novelties were introduced in the actions for recover the dune systems, including the cleaning of the beach following the methodological approach of Ocean Conservancy program.
Activity within the LIFE Arcos (2014-18) project is continuing in Cantabria, with volunteering work in collaboration with different entities from the Autonomous Community.
The Helgueras and Trengandín dune systems have been the focus of the activity over the past two days of work
News published by the Government of Cantabria: “Oria visits Berria (Santoña, Cantabria) to be informed about the progress of the restoration activities developed in this site”.