The salt flats of Figueira da Foz (40.135224°-8.828027°) have been in the process of revitalizing and improving their resources for some years. Producers have recently organized themselves through an association (Figueira Sal), while the local government of Figueira da Foz (through the Salt Museum) has been promoting dissemination events. More recently, the MareFoz Laboratory (University of Coimbra) has been promoting research activities in the area of the salinas.
This cooperation and common interest has led Mãe d’Agua to initiate a process of bringing these entities closer to LIFE- Salinas. As a result, some work meetings have already been held with the board of Figueira Sal, Marefoz and the municipality of Figueira da Foz.
In August, and with the support of these and other institutions, several events are being held in the salinas of Figueira da Foz. We attended the “Sol a Sal” event the fourth of August, where we could enjoy activities like salt tasting, painting workshops, handicrafts and solar cooking. Very nice!