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Investment of €250,000 in Salina national park

Salina National Park, a gem in the northern part of the island, will be given a significant upgrade by means of several interventions, with the aim of improving the state of the park and increasing accessibility.

Aaron Farrugia, the minister for the environment, climate change and planning, announced the €250,000 investment on behalf of Ambjent Malta, who have conducted a number of upkeep projects in the park including the maintenance of rubble walls, the clearing of litter and the planting and pruning of trees.

What exactly will be done with the investment?

According to the minister, the interventions announced include the installation of brand new picnic benches, as well as the restoration of existing ones, the installation of rubber flooring and synthetic turf, the construction of a new sanitary facility and finally, the restoration of the John F Kennedy memorial.

The embellishment of the Salina National Park goes hand in hand with various other ongoing restoration and regeneration projects around the Maltese Islands. The minister also added that various interventions are taking place on parks, natural areas and Natura 2000 sites, to improve the conservation status of the habitats and species, and to improve recreational areas for the population.

“Recreational areas are what make communities liveable – they provide a better environment and contribute to a better quality of life,” said minister Farrugia.

Visit BirdLife for more information. The reserve is open between September and May.