As we mentioned in the last post, there is a project to refurbish the two hotels in Son Bou maintaining their height of 12 floors each.
We have started a campaign to ask Melia Hotels to reconsider the project. You may sign a letter to Meliá Hotels International SA, Department of Corporate Management to request it: Continue reading Add your signature to a letter to the Meliá Hotels to reduce their impact on Son Bou
Carlos Coll succeeds Jaume Obrador as the President of GOB Menorca. Carlos Coll has been a member of the Board of Directors for many years and for some time has been coordinator of the association’s volunteers. Continue reading Carlos Coll, new President of the ever growing GOB Menorca
Sending purified water to the lagoon, avoiding the use of lead shot, being able to feed carrion birds or leaving a part of the marine area for fishing only with creel, are some of the proposals that GOB has given recently for a Plan to Restore the Use and Management (Pla Rector d’Ús i Gestió (PRUG)) of the Albufera des Grau natural park. It will be a means of processing the management of a better relationship between human activities and a protected area. Continue reading Restore the potential of the Albufera des Grau
The intended two level roundabouts between Ferreries and Ciutadella (at Son Sintes and Es Tudons) have been cancelled. And now, the Council for the Environment has ruled that the half constructed bridge at l’Argentina between Mahon and Alaior be demolished. Continue reading Demonstrations with results. Demolition of the huge roundabout at l’Argentina
Sunday 24 September, was the restart of the series of talayotic excursions which are organized jointly by the Department of Culture of the Consell Insular and GOB. After two months of seasonal rest, a hundred people replied to the announcement for a walk and a visit to an archaeological site. Continue reading A walk along the south east of the Island
Green and red peppers put colour into our summer dishes. Now is the season and the kitchen and market gardens are full of them. They are a favourite in Menorcan cooking. So, on Sunday 20 August, farmers who are signed up to the Land Stewardship Scheme will be giving away free peppers to their clients at their market in Mahon. Continue reading Sunday 20 August, the day of Peppers at the Farmer´s Market in Mahon
This evening a dozen owl chicks will be released that have been looked after by volunteers of the Recuperation Centre of Wild Animals. Each year we wait with great excitement for this date. It is a day of satisfaction for all the people who worry about and who work for the wild life that has suffered from accidents in Menorca. Continue reading Release of owls into the wild this evening
The beautiful Es Freginal Park in Mahon, ornamented with placards for the different stalls, was the setting for a celebration where people were able to go all evening. Continue reading Report of Party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of GOB in Menorca
On Sunday 24 April, GOB is organizing a concert with the Swing Crusaders group and a demonstration of Lindy Hop Dancing at 12 noon in the Plaza Real of Mahon. It is to celebrate 5 years of the AgroMaó market which promotes products from ecologically sustainable farms that maintain the countryside and biodiversity of Menorca and are a part of the Agricultural Land Stewardship Scheme. Continue reading This Sunday we will celebrate 5 years of AgroMaó with Swing!
Now that the weather is colder, it is time to plant fruit trees. At Es Viver, the GOB nursery garden, there are different varieties that are produced ecologically by Arbres d’Algendar of Caritas: plums, apples, pears, figs, cherries, peaches, pomegranates, apricots, chinos… Continue reading Time to plant fruit trees