Cleaning of Wetlands: Quebrada de Mirasol, Algarrobo, Chile

Category: Americas, Regions

Last updated: June 14th, 2019


During the first Saturday of October the Kennedy Foundation of Chile held a clean-up of the Quebrada de Mirasol Wetland, together with students of the British Chilean University of Culture (UCBC) and the Chilean Chilean Professional Institute of Culture.

The students carried out a beach clean along with the Department of the Environment of the Municipality of Algarrobo; and also cleaning and extraction of brambles.

In this ravine there are many invasive and exotic species of the place. Eucalyptus, blackberry and pine are invasive species. Eucalyptus absorbs a lot of water compared to native trees.

To learn more about the activity, and see the photographs taken in the field, visit the Kennedy Foundation website here.

Let’s continue taking care of our wetlands!