EC Day POCTEP: 30 trees for Interreg 30 - European Cooperation Day
Sep 30

EC Day POCTEP: 30 trees for Interreg 30

Badajoz, Spain
30 Sep - 30 Sep
11:00 - 12:00
  • The planting of 30 trees on September 30, joins other symbolic acts in the Spain-Portugal border.

Within the framework of the 2020 European Cooperation Day (EC Day), the Guadiana Hydrographic Confederation joins the tree planting events that the POCTEP Eurocities along the Spain-Portugal border will celebrate.

Being that, the Confederation, BP of the POCTEP ACECA project, will plant 30 trees on September 30, as a symbol of Interreg’s 30 years, on 2020.

Environmental recovery

The act is part of the environmental restoration of a degraded space on the banks of the Guadiana River, in an área of Badajoz city, known as “Las Bardocas-Crispitas”.

Thus, the POCTEP partners will plant 30 trees and shrubs of different autochthonous species. This process consists of introducing plant species to reduce and reverse the damage in the physical environment. Furthermore, the point is to recover the structure, functions, diversity, and dynamics of the original ecosystem.

The POCTEP ‘ACECA’ proyect

The ACECA project fights against the invasive species CAMALOTE, by its extraction but also by public awareness actions.

In this context, the invasive species CAMALOTE poses a serious threat to agriculture and the strategic tourism sector. Moreover, this plant threatens irrigation canals and the water supply to riverside populations.