Douro Valley adopts a river

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The conservation of river areas is everyone’s responsibility, so it’s full stream ahead for this latest project at Six Senses Douro Valley. By joining the Iberian Rivers Project, the resort supports the objectives presented at the United Nations Education for Sustainable Development and contributes to the implementation of the Earth Charter and the Water Framework Directive.

By encouraging social participation from river users and the population in general, the project responds to visible problems, at national and global levels, concerning the deterioration of river quality.

The project is an innovative approach to environmental volunteering through the adoption of a 500-meter stretch of a river or stream. It promotes initiatives around the management of natural resources, waste and biodiversity. It also improves education, awareness and active involvement by the community.

At Six Senses Douro Valley, a team of 12 volunteers will receive orientation training by a representative of the ASPEA – Associação Portuguesa de Educação Ambiental, the body responsible for this project at a national level. They will receive the equipment and tools needed to manage a 500-meter stretch of a small stream that crosses Quinta Vale de Abraão, where Six Senses is located. They will start by rolling their sleeves up to identify special and indigenous plant and animal species!

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