Alfas celebrate their most precious natural heritage

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TO COINCIDE with World Environment Day, Alfas del Pi Mayor, Vicente Arques led a walk along the blue Faro d’Albir trail to the lighthouse of Albir.

Arques expressed his pride at the fact the Sierra Helada natural park has four blue badge attractions designated by the European Foundation for Environmental Education (FEEA).

“This year we have been awarded blue badge status to CEA Carabineros, which together with Racó de l’Albir beach, the faro walk and the lighthouse itself shows that our commitment to the environment and its Protection is a palpable reality”.

As this year’s World Environment Day fell on a working day, last Monday, the mayor and his environment councillor, Rocio Guijarro, brought their walk forward to Sunday, to allow more people to join them.

The walk began at the recently renovated Carabineros Centre for Environment Education and continued to the lighthouse and back.

The completely paved and passable pathway, “Calls for no specialist knowledge or equipment and with a total course of only around five kilometers it attracts people of all the ages and physical conditions as there are few slopes or technical issues involved in the two hour walk.” Said Guijarro.

The date of World Environment day, commemorates June 5, 1972, when, Olof Palme, the later assassinated Prime Minister of Sweden and Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General of the United Nations, officially opened the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.

The event went down in history as the Conference of The Earth of Stockholm and has since been recognised as the beginning of the political and social conscience of wordwide environmental issues.

Arques expressed his delight at being able to take “a walk that is considered as one of the most beautiful of all the throughout the Valencia region and that remains one of our greatest treasures ” on such an important day.

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