15 participants participated in plastic picking at Muga embankment

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: What was successfully started in the spring was also positively continued last Sunday: the collection of plastic on the embankment of the Muga River. A total of 15 people followed the call of the civic association "Bienestar Empuria" and the group was strengthened by members of the new association "Canalitzem Empuriabrava".It could be collected many bags of ugly rubbish that not quite so responsible people just lie and did not care about the environment.At this point, a very big "thank you" to Bienestar, who have now for the third time - in addition to other actions - their part to protect a piece Empuriabrava to protect and put in order - Greta Thunberg would be ...

From Tuesday no blue zones in Roses

ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Done! What has been valid in Empuriabrava for two weeks now becomes reality in Roses: there are no active Blue Zones left this year, so ticket machines are being dismantled and you can park your car for free in these parking lots until next summer.The three areas you had to pay in the past were the section of Avinguda de Rhode between Lluís Companys and Avinguda Jaume (Zone 1); Jaume I, Frederic Rahola square and part of the Avinguda de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat (zone 2) and the covered parking lot (zone 3).Not all parking lots in Roses are toll free and you still have to pay at the harbor and the sea. Registered residents of Roses, who have paid their car tax, can spend three hours a day free of charge with their vehicles in the public and paid parking lots, plus the entire ...

Empuriabrava once again had one of the best beaches on the Costa Brava in summer

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN:

As always, it has just been announced that in the summer Empuriabrava, together with a few other places, received a very big honor: the beach was named one of the best on the Costa Brava. Currently, there are four different guidelines for determining the quality of a beach and apparently Empuriabrava has received all this year. There is the "Q" for tourism quality, which i.a. the safety, life-saving, information, cleanliness and garbage disposal, maintenance of existing facilities, access sanitation and leisure activities valued. This "Q" with its flag has received only a few places on the Costa Brava. The most famous feature is the "Blue Flag", which contains a total of 27 criteria and focuses mainly on the quality and cleanliness of the water. Then there are the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, in which independent specialists examine the quality of the water and sand and also evaluate the condition of the installations and the waste situation. And then there is the most prestigious award, the "emas" awarded by the European Union, and to get it there are loads of regulations and more to pay attention to.

Quality of life is well above average in the province of Girona

GIRONA / CATALONIA / SPAIN PROVINCE: According to a study by the University of Oviedo, the quality of life in the province of Girona is exceptionally high and exceeds that of many other areas in Spain many times over. Four places with more than 10,000 inhabitants have even been certified to a maximum of 100%: Girona, Olot, Banyoles and Ripoll - you can not live any better and these four cities also occupy the top positions in 643 Spain. Only in terms of education and school level are there some drawbacks and here the province is even below the Spanish and Catalan average. Quality of life percentages are composed of several factors: healthcare, culture, property quality, environment, security and economic power. In this respect, the province of Girona is very far ahead, but as already mentioned, the school education expresses the overall result, even if other points provide some compensation. The study also revealed that the province has low levels of air pollution, low levels of noise pollution, a relatively low crime rate and an unusually high socioeconomic level. And the quality and construction of the houses surpasses quality - one can hardly believe it - the rest of Spain. The entire province was rated 96.6% out of 100 in terms of quality of life, which considerably ...

Coast of the Costa Brava in very good condition

COSTA BRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN:

The Costa Brava coastline is the one to have scored the best in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, according to a study by the Marine Foundation. The Foundation has installed a total of 23 control points along the entire Catalan coast and in the Balearic Islands, which measure and record the general condition. Only two places in Catalonia give cause for concern: the bay of Aiguafreda near Begur and the Llobregat delta near Barcelona. The almost optimal score of 0-10 reached on the Costa Brava the bay of Crit at Montras, this year's winner with nine points, however, is the bay d'es Banc on Formentera. The years of work on the waters of the Costa Brava have finally paid off and the result of the investigation is justifiably proud.

Province Girona has 52,000 hectares of natural parks

GIRONA / CATALONIA / SPAIN:

There are currently seven natural parks in the province of Girona with a total area of ​​52,625.41 hectares. Five of them - the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà; Cap de Creus; El Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter; l'Albera and the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone - are located entirely in the province and the Montseny and Cadí-Moixeró Parks are located in part in the local area. An eighth park will be added soon. The Ripollés protects the Ter and Freser areas, and covers an area of ​​approximately 12,500 hectares, so the area sooner or later has more than 65,000 hectares of protected area. In addition to these areas are the maritime regions such as the Cap de Creus and the Medes Islands, which once again cover 3,000 hectares.

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