Chronicle #2: Celebrating Natura 2000 day. Removing capeweed plants from Helgueras (Noja)

Chronicle #2: Celebrating Natura 2000 day. Removing capeweed plants from Helgueras (Noja)

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)

Removing ice plant, an invasive species, from Playa de Helgueras (Noja, Cantabria)

Removing ice plant, an invasive species, from Playa de Helgueras (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.)

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