The proposal to promote the White Mountains - 21 January, 2018
The proposal of the "Konstantinos Mitsotakis" Foundation for the White Mountains, which was presented last night at the Cultural Center of Chania, aims at the promotion and exploitation of the White Mountains.
The presentation of the proposal was attended by Stavros Arnaoutakis, the mayor of Crete, the mayors of the Regional Unity of Chania, representatives of the local authorities and the people.
"With the implementation of the proposal, we practice the desire of our father, from who we all know his love for the mountains of Crete," said Ms. Katerina, daughter of Konstantinos Mitsotakis, while Alexandra Mitsotakis spoke of a very important ecological initiative, made with the valuable assistance of environmental organizations.
The proposal presented in Chania includes the creation of a network of 15 hiking routes with a total length of 58 km, the creation of a Botanical Garden of Pharmaceutical and Aromatic Plants, while a major part of the action concerns the Standard Ecological Reforestation in an area of 130 hectares of the White Mountains.
The network of paths to be created will include routes in the areas of Therisos and Tromarisas.
The "Konstantinos Mitsotakis" Foundation collaborates with the Hellenic Society for the Environment and Culture, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature and the WWF for the protection, restoration and promotion of the natural environment of the White Mountains.
Regarding the creation of the Botanical Garden of Pharmaceutical and Aromatic Plants, which will be done with the help of the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature in collaboration with the Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, emphasis will be placed on the emergence of the medicinal plants of Cretan land, and will be the starting point and the first station of the nature trails in the White Mountains.
Standard Ecological Restoration [reforestation] in an area of the White Mountains will take place in collaboration with WWF Hellas. In addition to reforestation in the area of Therisos, significant studies will be carried out concerning the creation of fire protection, grazing management, and tourism development.
From: http://www.haniotika-nea.gr/i-protasi-t ... kon-oreon/