Over forty students of senior high school education 'Moratalla', together with technicians of the Hydrographic Confederation of Segura (CHS) and the Association of Naturalists east (Anse) participated in the restoration of a section of Moratalla river, revegetated with several native species of trees and shrubs of riparian forest.
In total we have planted more than a hundred copies riparian tree as poplars, cottonwoods and hackberry trees and shrubs, such as willows, Montagu willows, oleanders and wild roses, replacing invasive reeds, previously uprooted rhizome by CHS, in a stretch of the river between the towns of Moratalla and Calasparra.
This action is part of the Life + Segura Riverlink project, led by the CHS, autonomous body under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, which aims at the recovery of the longitudinal conductivity of the Segura basin by restoring forest Bank and the removal of artificial barriers in the river.
Project Life + Segura Riverlink
The project, funded by the European Commission to facilitate aquatic species overcoming jumps, slopes of dams and other water in a stretch of 54 miles from the Segura River between Abarán and Cañaverosa (Calasparra) while preserving the flood defense infrastructure.
The Riverlink Segura is the first project of the Life + Programme confederation led by a river in Spain and has a budget of 3.4 million euros.
The project partners included the participation of the Government of the Region of Murcia, Murcia University, the Agricultural and Agri-Food Technology Centre at the University of Valladolid and the environmental association Anse.