The Rotary Club Mijas participated in the global Earth Day celebrations last weekend, by planting 100 trees in the Eco Reserva nature park in Ojén.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 April and various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Members of the Rotary Club and several volunteers worked from midday until darkness, in order to contribute to the 100,000 trees due to be planted in 80 countries to mark the occasion. The group was instructed by Antonio Calbo, a representative of Eco Reserva, a former hunting park that has been converted into an ecological reserve.
The event was sponsored by World School Championships for Reforestation. The Malaga-based group works to counteract the devastation and effects of deforestation worldwide by challenging students to raise funds to rebuild forests.
The Rotary Club began the reforestation project in the Eco Reserva last year, when they planted 120 cherry and almond trees.
“Planting a tree can bring our forests back and make a difference to our world,” Anita Noordzij, Rotary Club press officer, said.