In the Rio Vallone Park (Parco del Rio Vallone) reforestation and preservation programmes have been carried out over an area of 65,385 square metres, compensating the emission of 65,385 kg of CO2.
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Rio Vallone Park was established in 1992 by Regione Lombardia as an expression of the desire of participating municipalities to safeguard farming fields, landscapes and biodiversity in their territories. It extends over 1488 hectares in the following municipalities in the provinces of Milan and Lecco: Basiano, Bellusco, Cavenago di Brianza, Gessate, Masate, Ornago, Aicurzio, Busnago, Cambiago, Mezzago, Sulbiate, and Verderio Inferiore.
The Park is a green lung within a very urbanised area located to the north-east of Milan. Characterised by fluvial and glacial basins dug by the Rio Vallone and other dry rivers, the Park includes a number of damp areas, which arose in ancient clay caves, prone to the flourishing of biodiversity. In the Park there is a now decommissioned rubbish dump, where forestation and recovery plans have been carried out.
The consortium for the management of the park, composed of the participating municipalities’ representatives, promotes educational programmes and preservation and development projects regarding agricultural, historical, environmental and cultural themes.