January marked the first anniversary of the Gloria storm, which affected an important part of Catalonia, especially the regions of Girona, with episodes of wind, rain, stormy sea and the outflow at different points along the course of the Tordera river, where the water flow went from almost 0 to 500 cubic meters per second. The Tordera delta was one of the great beneficiaries of the storm, since, because of the massive contribution of sediments from the flood, a huge sand barrier and a large brackish water lagoon were formed in the open sea, currently occupying an area of 5.5 hectares. In addition, from the day of the storm to today, 160 different species of protected birds have been detected, in some cases at risk of extinction; it is the only resting point of the wetland species that still exists between the Llobregat Delta and the Aiguamolls del Empordà.
That is the reason why the City Council of Blanes, together with the City Council of Malgrat de Mar, have signed an agreement to request to the Generalitat de Catalunya (the Catalan government) the declaration of 'Partial Natural Reserve', the mouth shared by Blanes and Malgrat, with the aim of preserving this area of great environmental value and constituting an essential point in the migratory path of wildlife.
Camping Bella Terra, always committed to the environment
'From Camping Bella Terra we believe that it is very important to protect this area, to avoid destroying the environmental wealth that has been generated in the last year. That is why we give our full support to the consistory of Blanes, in its claim for the declaration of Partial Natural Reserve. It is the responsibility of the administrations to preserve the space, but we must also call the population to collaborate in the protection of this natural treasure', says Vicenç Fernández, director of Camping Bella Terra, whose facility is located a few kilometers away from the Tordera Delta. The tourist accommodation, always committed to the preservation of the environment, is at the disposal of the authorities to collaborate in the conservation of this natural space.