Extension of afforestation at Pope John XXIII Park, Mgarr
The Afforestation and Restoration Ecology Project at the site known as Ta't Chambray in Gozo is taking shape, with the tree planting project on the site now completed. An area of 11,000 sq metres designated for afforestation, resulted in the planting of 2,300 new trees and shrubs. The Mgarr Harbour Grove will now cover 45,000 sq metres of land in this area.
Apart from the aesthetic benefits, this recreational grove will also help to prevent soil erosion and to preserve the natural landscape of this picturesque area. An irrigation system has also been set up and watering is being carried out on a weekly basis. Further planned works include the construction of reservoirs, rubble walls, passage ways and viewing areas.
The Ta't Chambray project, which is part of the Ministry for Gozos Eco-Gozo action plan, will cost around ¬200,000 and it is being equally financed by the HSBC Malta Foundation and the Maltese Government. It is one of the four sites designated as part of Gozos Afforestation and Restoration Ecology initiatives under the Eco-Gozo action plan.