Fenillar Marsh is safely fenced in on the Costa Blanca

MARSH IMPROVEMENTS: Undergrowth cleared and a gateway added. Photo credit: Teulada-Moraira town hall

NEW fencing for the perimeter of the Senillar Marsh in the Costa Blanca town of Moraira has now been installed. The original fence already needed repairs but was badly deteriorated after several sections were blown down during the high winds that affected the area before Christmas, environment councillor Carlos Martinez explained. The new fencing is made from recycled wood-effect plastic that is also sustainable and long-lasting, he said. All supports have been reinforced and some safety measures introduced, taking special care to ensure that a small child cannot slip through any gaps. Reeds have been cleared from some sections of the marsh and a gateway added to give entry to the vehicles and machinery used for cleaning. Sixteen years ago, the marsh was declared a Wildlife Reserve in 2004, owing to the presence of the threatened Spanish tooth carp and the regional government’s environment department has now bedded-in protected plants there. More have been planted at Cap d’Or, the Ampolla beach and the Portitxol micro-reserve enabling the public to see native flora close up.

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Lisa Burgess