Wednesday, February 8, 2023

In eastern Antioquia, more than 3,000 hectares of forest have been preserved.

After one year of the agreement between EPM and Cornare to strengthen environmental management and proper management of natural resources through six lines of protection and restoration that go from the line of conservation to the line of environmental education.

During this year, 12 hectares of intervention was carried out in the areas of the Alto San Miguel and Nare Protective Forest Reserves, with the aim of protecting the five water basins that supply the aqueduct systems of the La Fe and Rionegro reservoirs.

“This year we are developing several actions with Cornare, through a macro agreement and through several execution acts, with which we want to contribute to the care of the aqueduct supply basins of La Fe and Rionegro.” This was explained by Diana Carolina Martínez, Environmental and Social Professional at EPM.

84 households in the municipalities of La Union, La Ceja, El Retiro and Guarne were also sensitized through training for leaders of the Community Action Boards. And I promote the use of silvopastoral systems, planting promising and native species on farms, along with the implementation of sustainable productive activities.

,We have actions aimed at improving sanitation in rural areas, Environmental education activities with the youth of the area, conservation activities in protected areas and we also conducted a study that allowed us to delineate some important areas for watershed roundabouts. Added EPM Environmental and Social Professional.

The Young Environmentalist Guardians of Ecosystems and Water (Jaguar) program, in association with the Kordi organization, attempted to engage youth and children. In all, 452 children developed 15,023 environmental activities. 30 youth group leaders were also trained in skills for sustainable development of the region.

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