Afforestation on the banks of the Camarão River – Pacheco, São Gonçalo
The margins of water bodies are strips of land necessary for the protection, defense, conservation and operation of river systems.
Maintaining them with forest cover is extremely important for the water body, as their functions are diverse, with emphasis on: the protection and support of the margins (through the roots), preventing their erosion and consequent silting; the containment of sediments from erosive processes of vulnerable soils by removing the vegetation cover; it plays a fundamental role in the integration of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems as part of nutrient cycling; as well as assists in maintaining biodiversity.
In addition to promoting environmental recovery on the banks of rivers, afforestation collaborates with the microclimate of the region, providing better thermal comfort for very hot days and greater relative humidity, as well as allowing for landscape contemplation, providing better quality of life for the region’s residents.
Ecologic’s 100 tree seedlings were planted by the Ecologic team, all occurring in the region, on both banks of the Camarão River located in the Pacheco neighborhood.