WALK – SAVE WIED ŻNUBER Sunday 15 May at 9.30am Meeting point at church of Bengħajsa, Birżebbuġa

As Wied Żnuber and surrounding area are seriously threatened by plans for a miniature airstrip, this walk will help us understand better what this devastating project will cost us.

We will meet by the church of Bengħajsa in Birżebbuġa, from where we will walk to the site of the proposed airstrip. We will be joined by historians and biologists, who will be talking to us about the importance of this place, its plants and animals, and its historical relics.

Everyone is welcome to attend. This is an ideal activity for children because it will give them the opportunity to cherish what we have left of our country’s natural and historical heritage. Feel free to bring food and drinks for a picnic and posters in support of our open spaces.

Contrary to what promoters of the project have said, the airstrip will take natural and agricultural land located around the cliffs and the valley. The airstrip project will destroy the garigue and fields on which it will be built but will also break the serenity of the area with light and noise pollution.

We are insisting that the site, which has been included as part of the industrial zone, be designated as ODZ so that it can be enjoyed by the public, used by the farmers and serve as a buffer zone to the Natura 2000 site.

See you on Sunday 15th May for our walking tour in appreciation of the environment and history of Wied Żnuber surroundings and in show of our opposition to the plans threatening it.

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