ACTIONS AND WORKS TO DO
ELIMINATION OF THE PROMENADE.
During the 70s, movable dunes were destroyed and in its place a promenade
Nowadays, this promenade does not meet the function for which it was built
and it is very deteriorated. Even more, it causes an impassable
barrier for the growth and the development of dune embryos, and
cosequently for the natural regeneration of the area. This is helping the
regression that the beach and the pine forest suffer nowadays.
VIDEO 3 (Plant
and sand) and VIDEO 4
(Fence and sand).
The aim is the demolition of the promenade and its substitution by a chain
of movable dunes in order to try to restore the balance among costline
ELIMINATION OF ROADS AND PARKING LOTS.
In the 60s and 70s a wide network of roads and parking lots was built
all along la Devesa.
Today, many of these roads and parking lots are not necessary and many of
them are seriously deteriorated.
The aim is the demolition of the remains of this infrastructure and the
rebuilding of a new road with materials and shapes that keep with the
INFRASTRUCTURES ELIMINATION AND
There are plenty of septic tanks (right) and drinkable water
reservoirs (left) distributed in la Devesa. Most of these
infrastructures never got to accomplish the function for which they were
built, since the urban development was never totally finished.
Nowadays patholes are not necessary and they can be even dangerous,
specially for children and nocturnal passerbys that can fall into them.
The objective is the elimination of these infrastructures and the
regeneration of the areas that now occupy this constructions.
Once the new movable dunes are modelled, they will be fixed to avoid
losing sand. For this purpose we use fences ("bardisas") built with Borró (Spartina
versicolor) ") and reed (Arundo donax). After three or
four years, when natural vegetations will have grown, fences will already
be degraded, remaining a dune with a natural appearance.
During the Urban Developing Plan almost every lagoon in la Devesa
was filled. The sand used for the silting up came from the devastated
movable dunes. This deed caused a serious alteration of the typical
vegetation and fauna of this ecosystem.
The aim is the regeneration of these areas trough the withdrawal of the
sand poured during the 60s, and use it for the reconstruction of movable
dunes (see video).
With this deed we try to recover this ecosystem, characterised by being
temporarily flooded and by its high salt concentrations.
The population of these endemic fishes of the Comunidad Valenciana has
been seriously reduced due to the devastation of their habitat.
The aim is to reinforce its population by releasing specimen in one of the
regenerated lagoons which will stay permanently flooded.
PRODUCTION, PREPARATION AND PLANTATION
The main objective is to accelerate the regeneration of these new areas.
For that purpose seeds of autochthonous species will be collected in la
Devesa and will be grown in El Saler Municipal Nurseries of the Town
Hall of Valencia.
Once the crops are developed and the environmental conditions are
achieved, the next step will be the plantation in fields.
Apart from the characteristic species of movable dunes, it is planned to
plant the Red juniper (Juniperus oxycerdus Subsp. macrocarpa), a
specie extremely sensitive to sulphides. For more information see
Evolution of la Devesa.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CAMPAIGN.
The aim is to inform about the situation of the Project and try to give
more knowledge to people about how ecosystems work. For this purpose the
following deeds will be executed:
Leaflets, informative posters, a Web and a video.
In them the different aspects of Life Project will be reflected and there
will be information about the regeneration of the dune habitat.
A play. In this play the condition of dunes of la Devesa in
the XIII century will be reflected. In previous campaigns we have
performed plays in which we reflected the changes suffered by the Natural
Park all along the history. See the plays "Abd-Al-Aziz i su
Albuhera"and "nuestro Sueño".
A popular plantation. Citizens will be able to collaborate in the
recuperation of dunes. The date of the plantation can be checked in the
Web of the project.
A symposium. The subject will be Mediterranean dune habitats,
making special emphasis on its conservation and regeneration.