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Baião City Council acquired new land next to Fraga do Rio Leisure Area

The Municipality of Baião acquired land in the surroundings of the Fraga do Rio Leisure Area, in the parish of Campelo e Ovil. The purchase of this space, with an area of ​​about 27 thousand square meters, represented an investment of 49 thousand and 750 euros.

With this acquisition, the municipality intends to promote the protection of existing trees, but also to carry out densification, with the planting of indigenous species in this forest area, as well as to improve and expand the network of forest paths, a key aspect of forest management and planning and, consequently, for preventing and fighting fires.

The forest paths have a pavement that is subject to greater degradation motivated mainly by water and earth movements, therefore, it is necessary to ensure their conservation and maintenance.

In this case, it is a question of opening new roads, not only to allow accessibility to forest areas and better promote their management, but also to serve as access to surveillance patrols and firefighters.

It should be noted that the acquisition of this land is part of a broader strategy by the executive led by Paulo Pereira of land acquisitions in strategic locations of high environmental, ecosystem and/or cultural value on the ridges and slopes of the mountains in the municipality of Baião. In this way, the municipality will continue to assert itself as an example in forestry management, reinforcing its vocation as the green lung of the Porto district. This is more important as international efforts are multiplied to create reforestation policies that contribute to carbon sequestration and the mitigation of climate change.

This is one of the measures included in the electoral commitments and which will contribute to a more resilient and orderly territory, also integrating the strategy that the municipality designed within the scope of its certification as a Sustainable Tourist Destination.

This new space will also serve as a complement to the Fraga do Rio Leisure Zone area, still in the perspective of integration with the new pedestrian paths that will be carried out on the banks of the Ovil River.


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