During October, November and December more than 300 volunteers will come together to conduct water quality analysis and clean up the bank of the Henares River, a river close to Madrid. In its second year, the Henares Basin Project seeks to improve the environmental quality of the river.
|Volunteers take samples of the Henares River|
Various physical, chemical and biological analyses of the water from Henares River are will be completed with the results to be included in a 2010 global study of the water quality. Furthermore, cleaning waste material in the Henares basin will also be organized in all the towns. In addition to increasing the environmental quality of the river, the volunteers received information and training about essential environmental values, the impacts on the ecosystem and restoration projects.
|Group of volunteers cleaning up the Henares River|
For its part, GC Spain dedicates special attention to river environments as part of its Biodiversity and Territory programme. Therefore, GC Spain promotes environmental volunteer activities in rivers in order to restore water reservoirs in coordination with the Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs initiative.