Guadalfeo Riverbank Plantation

The Junta's Provincial Delegate for Agriculture, María José Martín, visited the work going on along the Río Guadalfeo riverside replanting work.

SAL Ditch ClearingSalobreña Town Hall received a grant for 600,000 euros to sort out the riverbed and riverside vegatation; the clearing of the former and a replanting programme for the latter, hence Sra. Martin’s visit to see how it was going.

The actual work comprises of setting out 4,000 plants, but not only along the Guadalfeo but also along smaller water courses like barrancos, such as in La Caleta, Dominguitos and El Arca, as well as a wider one like the Rambla de Molvízar.

Going back to the 7.5 kilometres of the Río Guadalfeo that traverses the municipality, the riverside is having all the wild cane removed whilst at the same time respecting plant life that is endemic to the area – the wild, sugar cane, strangely enough, is considered a ‘foreign invasive species.’

The natural or ‘home-team’ species are tarajes (tamarix) adelfas  (oleander) sauces (willows) and álamos (aspen or popular) etc.

The Junta de Andalucía has set aside for this kind of work within the province of Granada 2019-2021 the sum of 2,113,890 euros.

Editorial comment: a quick glance at the accompanying photo clearly shows eight, political bosses and one actual worker. Considering that any one of those politicians present is earning, at a very minimum, twice as much as the said worker, many might consider that the opposite ratio could be more suitable.

(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  1 comment for “Guadalfeo Riverbank Plantation

  1. Fred Davies
    March 6, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Many will see the sugar cane as a native species now as it’s been around for a while, Having said that it is quite aggressive i.e. outcompetes other plants so from an ecology perspective it’s best to replace it . The new planting will support more wildlife. Absolutely agree with the photograph as generally you will see more local support for such projects if you see the workers and volunteers rather than politicians on a PR exercise.

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