Loading pp black 533b87cfd338eef8adc058952b8f834fb495f7d439c68cc5c683336f8b4b639b
Civic, Green

Widget

Copy and paste the code below on your site or blog
Text copied
Text copied

Together we plant along the third millenium woods

The aim of our project

3,867€
110% of 3,500€
27 Dec 2016
Expired on
Successful

All or nothing This project will receive all funds raised
only if it reach it's goal.

Together we plant along the third millenium woods

The aim of our project

3,867€
110% of 3,500€
27 Dec 2016
Expired on
Successful

All or nothing This project will receive all funds raised
only if it reach it's goal.

What is it about?

The “RAMARRO SICILIA” association was founded in March of 2013 with the aim to push the environmental boundaries. The association has provided over twenty years of environmental volunteer experience since 1990 in Caltagirone.

Our members include academics, professionals, educators and social workers, parents, students and ordinary citizens, united in the knowledge of the scarcity of the planet's resources and the need to rationalize the use for the benefit of future generation.

The remains of one of the oldest cork tree, found in the most southern part of the center Sicily, is badly damaged and lies in waste with institutional apathy before and bad practices that threaten its disappearance.

However, this wood, albeit dismembered into many sections, represents an important natural emergency that even today, is still home to more than 100 species of birds, porcupines, foxes, rabbits, martens and various types of reptiles including the land tortoise (Testudo Hermanni) and it provides botanical biodiversity of more than 300 species.

In 2000 this area, with a total extension of more than 6000 hectares, was declared a natural reserve but after only six years, due to a trivial application error, the decree that was established was invalidated and with it the ethical efforts, which had begun to bear fruit also fell with it.

So, over the past 9 years while we ask and wait for the re-establishment of the reserve, we continue to get to work!

The project that we invite you here to support is the refurbishment of the ancient forest cover of the Mediterranean Maquis with the prevailing replanting of cark oak, holm oak, carob and oak and the progressive thinning of pines and eucalyptus trees (as plants foreign to that habitat).

This reforestation has taken systematic character so that the council renews the agreement of custody after the first twenty years, in 2013 it expanded the entrusted surface by 5 hectares.

Despite the inconsistencies and tortuosity of the regional forest policy and insensitivity recorded at different levels, the defense and re-naturation of this immense natural heritage that belongs to all, has firmly remained among our priority objectives and are the subject of our daily activities.

Hence the decision to tread new paths of funding, and also to ask you to join forces with us and not to surrender and to go ahead all the same.

The major part of the work will be, as always, run by the association volunteers and all of their friends and supporters and sympathizers to the cause.

Become a protagonist of environmental redemption of a part of Sicily so beautiful but also unlucky !!!

The figures of the project in the first three years

The figures of the project in the first three years.

  • Purchase 1000 certified forest plants (mainly oak, cork and not cork) that are one year old, at a cost of € 1,5 each for a total € 1.500,00.
  • Purchase of working tools for a total of € 250,00.
  • Purchase of water for emergency irrigation in the summer months for a total € 900,00.
  • Transportation and miscellaneous expenses totaling € 250,00.
  • All expenses that are not in this note, as the remuneration of about a hundred hours of work that volunteers may not carry out and above all the necessary rebuilding of fences made of chestnut poles and ecological network will be addressed with resources from the association “Ramarro Sicilia” amounting to about € 4.000,00.
  • Who's behind the project?

    The association “Ramarro” was born in Caltagirone on the 30th of July 1990 with the aim of “promoting the acquisition of active behavior in favor of the environment” and since then continuously performs activities and projects aimed at protecting, conserving and the use of the natural heritage.

    Since 1993, it operates to foster a strip of 12 hectares, in the area called “Renelle”, of the ancient forest of “Santo Pietro”, municipal property, to free it of the degradation besetting, and building a proper base of operations for environmental education activities.

    In 2013, from its branch, birthed “Ramarro Sicilia” with the intention of replicating the successful experience in the rest of Sicily territory until regional recognition.

  • To our credit a remarkable series of activities includes:
  • The “Project OIKOS” for a first reclamation of the area and the recovery of the old building.
  • In 2008, it was completed restored and is now functional and is now used as a guest house.
  • The “International fields of the scorching sun” to combat the scrounge of forest fires mainly arson and practicing cultural exchanges with several Italians and foreigners.
  • “We learn from the woods” an environmental education project which involved about 8.000 students overall.
  • The “Project starting from the seed” inherent in the discovery, protection and dissemination of territorial food specificities, organic farming and good nutrition.
  • “The operation turtle” for the return of land turtles of the species “Testudo Hermanni” to their natural environment in contrast to the widespread habit of keeping these protected species at home.
  • The Ecological crib always made with waste materials, the crib of the insects and the crib of sustainability.
  • Dozen of conferences on more specific environmental issues and a considerable number of excursions across the whole territory.
  • More days trips abroad, as in the case of the “Operation Galizia”, that took place in summer of 2015 and the international voluntary camp “Azzorre, the enchanted islands” in the summer of 2016.
  • 1458222861675519 2mrknwmu 400x400

    Project created by

    The “RAMARRO SICILIA” Association

    The “RAMARRO SICILIA” association was founded in March of 2013 with the aim to push the environmental boundaries. The association has provided over twenty years of environmental volunteer experience since 1990 in Caltagirone.

    Our members include academics, professionals, educators and social workers, parents, students and ordinary citizens, united in the knowledge of the scarcity of the planet's resources and the need to rationalize the use for the benefit of future generation.