It was a land slide victory (no pun intended) for the Natural Engineering Workshop, with the large majority of our members voting in its favour. The workshop took place on the weekend of the 4th & 5th of May 2019. We intervened in two water runoff lines, constructing 11 palistrades and 3 gabions.
“By setting up these structures in the water courses (that in our case are not permanent all year round), will create areas of sediment retention, which will in turn decompose and fertilize the surrounding soil, instead of being washed way. In the last weeks we have already seen some sediment attached to the gabion nets and between the branches of the palistrades.” – Margarida Silva, Forest Engineer, Montis