The hydric restoration has begun on the site, for this purpose a channel is being cleared which over the years has become silt due to the drag of the eroded soil in the upper part of the basin, preventing the hydric flow in the channel and contributing to the deterioration of the mangrove forest in the area, this channel will have a length of 400 meters with a width of 1.50 meters, and an average depth of 70 centimeters, this will allow more moisture to be brought to the area, as well as the exchange of nutrients and will allow movement of fish and crustaceans.
Another activity that is being carried out is the cleaning of weeds on the land, cleaning approximately 0.3 hectares so far, during the cleaning and chapoda process, care is taken not to cut native plant species that are under the weeds. , this action becomes necessary because it covers almost 100% of the restoration zone, so it does not give space to mangrove species that grow on the site.
Having a mangrove nursery makes it possible to have a more developed plant available, which will have a greater probability of reaching adulthood, and sowing it at the moment that is considered most appropriate, three species of mangrove are being developed out of the 6 that exist in the Barra de Santiago mangrove forest.
At the moment, green jobs are being given to 11 women and 4 men from the community who are carrying out the activities mentioned above, we have advanced around 20% of the project activities thanks to the support provided through GlobalGiving, the communities near the intervention site and the volunteering of people committed to the environment.
The work continues!
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