On the 22nd of April, World Earth Day, the Associação SOS Quinta dos Ingleses launched yet another appeal for the preservation of this ecosystem, with 52 hectares of dense trees, the only lung of the Cascais line, which guarantees the existence of the largest beach in this coast — Praia de Carcavelos —, both threatened by the mega-construction projected for Quinta dos Ingleses.
SOS Quinta dos Ingleses marked this World Earth Day with a large drawing on the sand of Praia de Carcavelos. Like all the events promoted by the Association, the aim was to raise awareness among decision-makers of the need to conserve this important environmental heritage along the Cascais line, including the internationally recognized Praia de Carcavelos.
In fact, planting trees at Quinta dos Ingleses, opposite Praia de Carcavelos, preserves the extensive sand and, composing the landscape seen from the seafront, shapes the winds that create waves for surfing. Without the woods at Quinta dos Ingleses and with the waterproofing of the land due to construction, Praia de Carcavelos would not exist as we know it, as is already the case on other beaches on the coast of Cascais, which have been experiencing a large reduction in the sand.
According to a recent survey carried out by SOS Quinta dos Ingleses, whose results were recently released, the majority of the population that uses that space for leisure activities, including visitors from adjacent municipalities, advocates that Quinta become a well-maintained Urban Park, resorting to community funds, existing for this purpose.