Zoomarine and Algar team up to plant 42,000 trees in Algarve

Zoomarine and Algar team up to plant 42,000 trees in Algarve

Zoomarine and Algar are teaming up once again for the 2019 ‘Operação Montanha Verde’ which aims to plant 42,000 trees in eight Algarve municipalities – Silves, Loulé, Portimão, Monchique, Lagoa, Olhão, Tavira and São Brás de Alportel.

The initiative will take place on November 10 and will be open to everyone who wants to help, while on November 11 the tree-planting will be reserved for schoolchildren.

This will be the second year that waste management company Algar joins Zoomarine’s initiative.

The company will be providing, free of charge, an organic compound called Nutriverde which is produced from local ‘green waste’ and which will help with the fertilisation of the trees.

Algar will also help Zoomarine raise awareness about the initiative and encourage people to volunteer and help, and provide bags and someplace to put all the waste that is generated during the tree-planting initiative.

‘Operação Montanha Verde’ was held for the first time in 2016 and has already seen 37,400 trees planted in the Algarve. Every year, organisers try to double the number of trees planted.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com