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.
We celebrated European Natura 2000 Network day on 18 May 2018 with a new volunteer and training event on invasive flora with the LIFE ARCOS Project from the Directorate-General of Natural Environment of the Regional Ministry of Rural Affairs, Fisheries and Food of the Government of Cantabria. On this occasion, the Cantabrian companies AMICA, AMPROS and SERCA worked to control the cape weeds that was starting to bloom in the tertiary dunes of the Helgueras beach dune system in Noja (Cantabria)
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.)
Life+ARCOS closes 2017 with a new volunteers action in Cantabria conducted by AMICA-SAEMA, AMPROS and SERCA
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
Since the Life+ARCOS project tends to act in the Helgueras (Noja) beach and dune system, a meeting was hold in the City Hall of Noja between the local authorities and the Government of Cantabria, as a beneficiary of the project, to explain them the palnned actions for this site.