CuidaDão – A new environmental initiative for the Dão valley.

When you live in a place like the Moinhos do Dão, where the river and woods are your daily world, you cannot just stand and watch idly by when you see the damage caused by pollution in the river, ‘eucalyptification’ of the landscape for short term economic gain and fires every year due to poor land management. Environmental protection has become an undeniable necessity for us not just because of where we live, but also because we think the natural world at large needs protection. We wanted to ‘do something’ so we started a group, using the Projecto Rios method, that monitors the Dão river and its banks and aims to raise awareness about the importance of healthy ecosystems and clean rivers. Continue reading