Ginjas Road demonstration

Call to protect the Laurissilva of Madeira

This Sunday, September 15th, at 3 pm, there will be a demonstration against the planned Ginjas Road in the protected Laurissilva in the municipality of São Vicente.

This is an initiative organized by the group ‘Awakening Madeira’ which created a Facebook event to appeal to people to join this demonstration in favour of nature.

The organisation recommends that attendees bring waterproof clothing and shoes suitable for walking, a snack and blanket – “all good ideas to act for the sustainability of the Laurissilva of Madeira”.

Ginjas Road is in the process of being intervened with asphalt and concrete, this being a work that was announced by the Regional Government.

“This could be the last opportunity to meet her on dirt unless we speak out for nature”, says the organization.

See the program:

2:00 pm | Funchal | Meeting Point * – Avenida Sá Carneiro

3:00 pm | S. Vicente | Meeting Point * – D. João V Road, No. 193b

* Those who have seats available are asked to send a message to Awakening Madeira to organize a ride.

3:15 pm – Go to Ginjas/Lanço

3:20 pm | Ginjas Industrial Park | Welcome Reception

4:40 pm | (location to be defined shortly) | Social snack; Citizens Assembly with presentation on Laurissilva with brainstorming.

18:00 pm – Return.

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