Croatian Scouts Plant 300 Oak Trees in Park Maksimir in Zagreb

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This has been a week of fantastic eco-friendly actions. 

Rotaractors from Croatia and Slovenia held a series of small cleanup activities along the Adriatic this week, while Greenpeace’s volunteers cleaned up Grabova beach in the National Park Mljet. Further inland, more eco-friendly news from Zagreb, where members of the Scout Association Croatia carried out a commendable action.

Young scouts planted 300 oak tree seedlings in Park Maksimir, in the part of the forest that fell victim to a heavy storm three and a half years ago, reported Novi list on September 16, 2017. More than 3000 trees in the park got torn down by the storm, so the scouts gathered to help revive the natural treasure in the capital.

Their wish was to send a message that supporting environmental protection needs to be an ongoing effort, but also to remind the public that each of us can do their part to preserve nature.

“Forests are one of the main natural tools when it comes to fighting carbon dioxide, the most prevalent greenhouse gas. Forests are also our most faithful ally in the battle against climate change – a serious threat to human lives, economic development and the natural world”, stated Tomislav Čorić, the Minister of Environment and Energy.

The scouts’ action had the support of Croatian Forests, the Public Institution ‘Maksmir’, the Zagreb ZOO and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry at the City of Zagreb. Croatian Forests provided the seedlings, and the action was promoted by the American Chamber of Economy in Croatia.

The Scout Association Croatia will keep fighting the good fight, and their next move is to help reforest the areas in Dalmatia that were ravaged by recent wildfires. Bravo!



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