The proposal has a strong social commitment, aimed at developing actions that increase environmental and social commitment within priority lines that promote the company's linkage with municipalities adjacent to the operation. The project is proposed in the quarry of Valdilecha and its surroundings (an agricultural vocation area with crops and scraps of holm oaks, Quercus Ilex), located in the southeast of the metropolitan area of Madrid. The main objectives are i) to identify the social perception of the inhabitants of the localities near the quarry about the extractive activity and ii) to promote actions for habitat improvement and biodiversity conservation in the territory. The proposal has a clear educational and environmental awareness intention, so the participation of the inhabitants of municipalities close to the quarry is proposed. Active learning of simple restoration and habitat improvement techniques is proposed as recognition of the goods and services provided by the territory (water regulation, erosion control, biodiversity and pollination, among others). The planned actions are the restoration of vegetation cover by planting aromatic plants and fruit trees, the placement of bird nest boxes as well as bat shelters and insect hotels, highlighting their importance as dispersing agents and pollinators. All the actions proposed will be carried out with the schoolchildren of the municipalities.

HOW TO MAKE NEST BOXES AND INSECT HOTELS!

A workshop is planned to assemble nest boxes and bat shelters with the schoolchildren;)

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02Jun

MONITORING THE SUCCEES OF THE REFORESTATION

A huge success ! A month after reforestation, 100% of the seedlings survive;)

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02Jun

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT & DID YOU KNOW THAT… ?

A glimpse into the public's opinion of the quarry's extractive activity

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28Mayo

SOCIAL PERCEPTION COMING SOON¡

DESIGNING street interviews and SOCIAL PERCEPTION surveys¡ Our pilot experience is proposed with a strong ENVIRONMENTAL and SOCIAL COMMITMENT. It's time to identify the social perception of the inhabitants of the localities near the quarry about the extractive activity

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26Mayo

FIELD EXPERIMENT¡ CONTROL SOIL EROSION

Analyzing water flow & water quality in a field experiment

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20Mayo

CREATING LIFE¡

Let's do it¡ Forestry workshop with kids and other experiences :)

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10Mayo

Finally the reforestation workshop with the children arrives¡¡¡

Finally, the reforestation workshop with aromatic and fruit plants will be held on May 5th. The activity will be carried out with children from the municipalities near the quarry. Almonds (Prunus dulcis) and aromatic species will be planted Increasing in all cases the biodiversity values of the territory.

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27Abr

PROCESSING VEGETATION DATA

Floristic characterization of the study area, that includes the municipality of Valdilecha

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23Abr

WORKING ENVIRONMENT;)

Research work prior to field sampling work

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13Abr

SHARING IDEAS...AND BACK TO THE PENCILS¡

Whiteboard and markers ready to brainstorm.

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10Abr

DESIGNING OUR PROJECT¡

This is a visual-thinking about our project, trying to explain how it was designed and what we expect from it.

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06Abr