The 5th coordination meeting of LIFE-Salinas partners was held on November the 27th with the aim of monitoring the actions developed so far.
One of the most important issues at this time is the installation of a fence that will protect the first 750 meters of dunes and the vegetation of La Llana beach. This fence, that covers a 2-ha area, is in a very advanced implementation process.
The action was taken because of the need to protect the dunes against erosion, caused especially by tourists who create trails and destroy the vegetation by walking on these priority habitats. The dunes have an important role as protectors of coastal erosion, so it is necessary to stabilize and strengthen them.
In addition to the protection fence, some collectors will be installed so as to retain the sand carried by the wind, which will allow the deteriorated dune system to recover, and 16 thousand seedlings of autochthonous dune species will be planted to speed up the process of plant colonisation in the most degraded areas.
A review of the progress of all the actions was also carried out, including the first steps to initiate action C1: “Green infrastructure: adaptation of speckles with autochthonous saline material”; the procedures for contracting the action C2 works: “Green infrastructure: connection of the Coterillo pond with the salt circuit” -which is expected to have the Coastal Demarcation authorization shortly to begin- and, finally, a review of the progress in the control of Invasive Exotic Species, the monitoring programs and environmental education and dissemination activities.