Zoomarine theme park in Guia has announced the return of its ‘Operação Montanha Verde’ initiative, which will call on volunteers to help plant around 3,500 trees near the Gambelas campus of the University of Algarve on November 21 and 22.
The return of ‘Operação Montanha Verde’ hopes to keep these kinds of citizen-supported initiatives alive, “although 2020 unfairly forced us to stop and 2021 did not allow us to continue strengthening the ‘green mark’ across several Algarve boroughs,” Zoomarine says.
“It is also important to strengthen the message of hope and cooperative spirit of the Portuguese people, whilst at the same time stressing the urgency of climate change,” it adds.
Among this year’s partnering entities are the University of Algarve, Faro Council, RTA (Algarve tourism board) and Algar (regional waste management company).
Anyone can take part in the tree-planting initiative by signing up online (www.montanhaverde.zoomarine.pt).
Says Zoomarine, the land will be prepared for the tree-planting efforts beforehand, making the task easier for volunteers. All they will be asked is to provide 30 to 120 minutes of their time and “light physical effort.”