Extra greenery to spruce up parks and gardens

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Antonio Jesús Rodriguez Segura Diputado Promoción Agroalimentaria y Régimen Interior Visita el Vivero Provincial con Motivo del Plan Savia

THE Almeria provincial council is giving out some 60,000 plants and trees to local councils for sprucing up municipal parks and gardens and other public spaces.

The Diputacion’s Agri-food and Interior Regimen deputy Antonio J. Rodriguez revealed the administration in investing more than €820,000 in its 2020-21 “Plan Savia” aimed at making the province’s towns and villages more attractive.

The deputy said the initiative will also create more than 4,000 working days.

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“By improving our towns and villages we are contributing to revitalising tourist activity and job creation and wealth in the 103 municipalities”, Rodriguez maintained.

Over the last six years the Diputacion has distrtibuted somewhere in the regions of 245,000 plants and trees to local authorities with a combined value of €3.4 million.

Under the 2018-19 plan 55 municipalities took delivery of extra greenery, specific projects including improvements to Era del Lugar in Antas and the Nogalte watercourse bridge in Pulpi.


Among the most requested trees were palms and carobs.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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