More than 1,700 students participated, on Wednesday, March 21, in the “Embrace to the Forest”, at Porta do Mezio in the National Park of Peneda Gerês (PNPG), an environmental awareness initiative promoted by the Chamber of Arcos de Valdevez.
In a statement, that municipality said that the action, which covered students of various educational equipment intended “to raise awareness for the preservation of the environment, making them more active participants in the protection of natural values, namely, the PNPG’s natural values.
The “Abraço à Floresta” was held at 12:00 at Porta do Mezio, located 13 kilometers from the village of Arcos de Valdevez, and six from the village of Soajo.
Porta do Mezio, one of the five entrances in the PNPG, is a visitor reception structure for that protected area.
During the event, preschool and first cycle students developed activities and planted trees.
Already the students of the second cycle visited the mamoas, the students of the 7th and 8th years of schooling carried out the Mezio rail and the 9th year went to the Gião.
This initiative arose under the protocol of cooperation signed between EPRALIMA and the Arcos de Valdevez municipality, which aimed to develop actions that disseminate the values of sustainable development.
This initiative was very important because the young people will be our future and will live the rest of their lives in the environment, so it becomes vital to know the rules and values of preservation and concern for nature. Find more here: https://www.facebook.com/CmavArcosDeValdevez/videos/578667862609592