The LIFE BEETLES project promoted another volunteering activity on the island of Terceira, this time with the Scouts of Grouping 953 of the National Scout Corps, for controlling invasive plants.
The activity took place in the Eucalyptus Forest of Algar do Carvão, one of the main intervention areas of the project on Terceira. Fifteen volunteers were present, contributing to the uprooting of Wild Ginger (𝘏𝘦𝘥𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘶𝘮 𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘶𝘮), an invasive plant highly harmful to the quality of ecosystems.
Volunteer actions allow combining environmental awareness with the active participation of the public in conservation fieldwork. Thus, volunteers had the opportunity to establish direct contact with the difficulties and challenges faced by the project to maintain biodiversity, contributing directly to achieving environmental objectives defined for this intervention area, regarding the 𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘵 quality improvement.