The green enhancement works in the large natural park in Santa Croce, owned by the CR Carpi Foundation, will start by the end of April, based on the final / executive project approved by the Board of Directors of the institution.
Between the current spring and spring 2022, 6,000 new plants will be planted which, adding to those already on site, will develop, close to the city, a large green lung, for environmental mitigation and for the recreational and educational dimension. , of about 10,000 plant essences.
“After careful planning work, partly slowed down by the Covid epidemic, - underlines the president of the CR Carpi Foundation, Corrado Faglioni - the planting work of our splendid park finally begins. Through the substantial new plantings, carefully studied and integrated into the existing context with the contribution of Dr. Zaffignani, creator of the project and Samuele Rocco, designer of the green, we have thought of a natural park in which the insertions of the infrastructural works with a view to complete sustainability to create a natural and healthy environment in which to carry out recreational activities and outdoor education for all ages. We have defined a park from zero to 100 years and so it will be. By next spring 2022 - continues the president Faglioni - all the works will be completed but already for this summer we will be able to enjoy a wonderful setting in which to walk and enjoy the luxuriant presence of nature that has already taken complete possession of our park for several years. and we are simply helping to enjoy all its immense beauty. The respect for the environment in the project has definitely taken over and has oriented the choices in this direction. There will be no collection and disposal systems for rainwater because all surfaces will be environmentally friendly and permeable, we have solved the various infrastructural aspects by minimizing the environmental impact and among these, also the choice of eliminating the overpass, which in addition to constituting a high cost it presented an aspect of environmental impact that was ultimately considered too heavy for the desire for a natural setting of our park. The project was drawn up and will remain an option of the future, if needed, but today the choice was to work with the municipal administration for the construction of a safe crossing, with induced slowdowns and automatic traffic lights that can bring us closer to the park in safety but without the imposing presence of an improper artificial structure that rises above the natural flat sweetness of our plain, which is the characterizing element of our park.
We want ours to be a park of union and not of division - the president points out - and the inevitable activities of expropriation would have opened long horizons, possible conflicts with the dispossessed. We preferred the path of respect for the environment and sharing of values to that of constructive arrogance. I am sure - concludes Faglioni - that we will enjoy a magnificent park and of which we will appreciate the naturalness and I sincerely hope that this will be the topic of the coming months on the pages of local media”