Socorro will gain another 100,000 m2 of new forests

Socorro will gain another 100,000 m2 of new forests

Published On: 1 de December de 2015

More than 10 soccer fields will be restored in the Rio do Peixe neighborhood

In the middle of that year, the Copaíba Environmentalist Association and the São Paulo State Government's Water Resources Sanitation Department signed a new contract for the execution of the project "Forest Restoration of springs and tributary streams of the Rio do Peixe" (Mogi 476 - Contract No. 186/2015).

This project financed by Fehidro also has the support of the Clickarvore Program of Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica. It aims to contribute to the restoration of riparian forests in the Rio do Peixe basin, an important tributary of the Mogi Guaçu River.

Planting will begin in this rainy season. There will be plants of 16,200 seedlings of native trees that will form new forests and contribute to the connection of existing forests in the Rio do Peixe neighborhood in Socorro, more specifically in Sítio São Sebastião, belonging to the Tasca family.

In all, through this action, 10 hectares will be restored around three springs and on the banks of three tributary streams of the Peixe River. Currently, these areas are occupied by pastures, with the soil degraded in many parts, which will favor erosion control and improve the quality and quantity of water on the property. For the Forest Restoration Coordinator at Copaíba, Ana Paula Balderi, the project “Forest restoration of springs and tributary streams of the Rio do Peixe” will strongly contribute to the continuity of conservation of the Rio do Peixe watershed, as the area to be restored is extremely important due to its geographic location. “Consequently, the benefits of forest restoration carried out on the property will be shared by the entire microbasin”, comments Ana Paula.

Copaíba has been carrying out several actions aimed at conserving water resources since 2005. Since then, the institution has maintained 52.2 hectares (522 thousand m2) of native forest in the process of restoration. For this, approximately 70 thousand seedlings were planted in 19 properties, in this microbasin alone.


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