The main objective is to afforest deforested areas of the city
Aiming to combat the strong temperatures that hit the city of Manaus, the Galho Forte project, created by federal deputy Amom Mandel (Cidadania-AM), carried out an environmental campaign on Avenida Lourenço da Silva Braga, in Manaus Moderna, on Saturday (18).
The action, whose main objective is to reforest deforested areas of the city, distribute seedlings and raise awareness about the importance of taking care of the environment, had the help of around 200 volunteers, as well as residents of the Center-South region.
According to the coordinator of the Galho Forte project, Márcia Marinho, the main focus of the effort was to reforest an area burned during an arson attack at the beginning of November.
“Today, our volunteers planted 50 mungubarana, cumarú and kapok seedlings. They are all large and can be planted in igapó regions, like this one, as they are water resistant.”, he declared.
In addition to recovering the burned area, 150 ornamental seedlings such as ixoras, yellow ypês and pau-pretinho were planted, in addition to the donation of fruit plants such as cupuaçu, pitanga, acerola and soursop.
During the joint effort, a cleaning activity was also carried out, where over 500 kilos of recyclable waste such as bottles, glass and cardboard were collected.
About Galho Forte
Created at the end of 2020, Galho Forte was born as a participatory social movement idealized by Amom Mandel, with the aim of contributing to afforestation and preserving the environment, through environmental education.
Currently, the project has already planted more than 8 thousand trees and donated more than 2 thousand seedlings, in addition to helping with the installation and production of vegetable gardens. At least two actions are carried out per month, however, in the hottest months of the year, planting actions are suspended and the focus of the project is environmental education, through encouraging care for nature, donating seedlings and public cleaning.
*With information from consultancy
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