The Arví Park Corporation has implemented a load capacity model, with the purpose of measuring the number of people who can enter the different tourist sites that make up the Arví Park, so that they remain in the best conditions while preserving their physical characteristics and environmental issues.
It is responsible for guaranteeing the conservation, preservation and sustainable use of Arví Park within the framework of nature tourism and the Community Rural Tourism strategy led by the Arví Park Corporation, through pedagogical actions such as learning-doing, environmental and cultural awareness, Compliance with current regulations, actions aimed at supporting cleaner production processes for families and productive units living in the territory and support to School Environmental Projects (PRAES). With the above, it is sought that the new generations identify, value and appropriate the wealth of the spaces that make up the Arví Park. This is developed jointly and articulated to the different entities, institutions, groups and actors of the territory that in an integral way allow achieving the sustainability of the Park and its area of influence.
Next, you can knows the projects of Sustainability of the Environmental and Cultural Patrimony:
Parque Arví is a living classroom for environmental and cultural education; Open to knowledge, to curiosity, to exploration. It is a space to learn in a unique and experiential way about the biodiversity contained in the fog forests and the cultural and archaeological wealth that this territory possesses.
There are playful experiences of interpretation that will be incorporated into the daily life of children, young people and adults new patterns of behavior that guarantee the permanence of this place and its natural and cultural wealth while motivating people Conserve and care for all the spaces with which they are interrelated daily.
This process allows the development of creativity, innovation, and sustainable development capacities, as well as the abilities and skills of being in order to relate to nature and to the other, based on the pedagogy that connects them with the environment.
"We can only preserve what we love. And we can only love what we know. " Tobias Lasser
Air quality monitoring is done annually, measuring the particulate matter (micro and small particles suspended in the air), which allows establishing a comparison between the concentrations found and the permissible limits determined in Resolution 610 of 2010 Ministry Environment, Housing and Territorial Development.
Every year, air quality monitoring is carried out where the noise level is determined, in order to verify compliance with the permissible limits determined in Resolution 627 of 2006 of the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development.
In compliance with the Forest Compensation Plan required by the Ministry of the Environment, through Resolution 1859 of 2009, the Corporation carries out a reforestation plan divided into two phases:
- Enrichment: carried out in an area of 10.13 ha, with native species, where 7,587 individuals were planted. This activity was carried out in the area of El Salado, specifically in the sectors of La Alzate, where 3,100 individuals were planted; La Marucha, with 3,987 individuals planted; and the area of the park of Guarne, that received the sowing of 500 individuals.
- Restoration of hedges: was carried out in an area of 5.1 ha, which was restored with the sowing of 4,413 individuals of native and exotic species.
Each year the monitoring of domestic wastewater, derived from the operation of the Park, is carried out, as required by current national legislation; In order to verify the efficiency of removal of the contamination load, in the same way with this monitoring the systems of treatment of these waters are maintained in optimal conditions guaranteeing that the impact on the receiving water source and the soil is minimized.
Committed to the environmental policies of the National Government, the Corporation implemented a system to measure the carbon footprint of the operation of the Park, based on the results, to develop projects aimed at reducing or offsetting the emissions generated. In addition, there is a management plan, in accordance with current regulations, for the management of emission sources of ozone-depleting substances.
Arví Park Corporation carries out monitoring on the tourist trails, which determine if there are changes in the physical properties of the soil and in the diversity and structure of plant species, derived from the influx of visitors; the results of these studies, guide the actions that are undertaken for the conservation of the territory.
The Corporation monitors the change of vegetation cover as an indicator of the quality of the natural ecosystems present, comparing the conditions that occur before and after the operation of the Arví Park.
Conscious of the importance of landscape conservation, contemplated as landscape beauty, different actions are carried out aimed at recognizing and maintaining landscape resources at a cultural level, from the stories that are woven with the people who inhabit it.
Arví Park is located in a territory with an invaluable water wealth, which allows recognizing water as the basis of diversity and vital element for the well-being and development of the planet. That is why the Corporation develops projects and actions aimed at its care and protection.
In order to publicize the architectural importance, its beginnings and interventions from history, the Arví Park Corporation develops different events, publications, and activities that allow the dissemination of the material heritage of the territory.
The recovery and documentation of the oral memory from the strategy of Arví ; the development of tourism products such as: heritage trees, which allows account of history and landscape; The promotion of the traditional cuisine of the village, among other actions, safeguard the knowledge and encourage the rescue of traditions through the know-how, achieving from these actions the permanence of the different cultural manifestations of the territory.
The development of the Archeology Management Plan that has been developed jointly with public and private institutions with presence in the territory (EPM, Mayor’s Office, University of Antioquia and Corantioquia), will allow, through the formulation of the same, Conservation, protection and sustainable management of the findings reported for this area declared by the Ministry of Culture as a Property of Cultural Interest of the Nation. Likewise, it will be articulated to a tourism proposal from an archaeological circuit, in such a way that from the experience the visitors and inhabitants know the history and archaeological importance present in the Arví territory.
Committed to sustainability, employees of the Corporation develop processes to raise awareness and strengthen environmental culture in their work spaces and in their daily lives.
Through activities such as workshops, educational outings, social gatherings, environmental conferences, among others, all of them focused on strengthening the environmental component, Parque Arví Corporation carries out the support and support of environmental groups in Arví territory and its area of influence.
This project aims to consolidate sustainable rural households through training processes and the implementation of environmental technologies in areas such as saving, efficient use of water and energy, solid waste management, family gardens, food security, sustainable construction, ecological restoration , among other.
This project aims to promote awareness and strengthening of environmental culture in students, teachers, and managers of educational institutions located within the territory, according to the School Environmental Projects that have implemented.
The productive units of the territory where the Arví Park is located and the Arví Market organized groups are supported through training and awareness in Good Environmental Practices (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (BPM) that allow the development of environmental management processes, Advance in achieving the sustainability of the territory, while at the same time giving an account of the Community Rural Tourism strategy that leads the Corporation in its area of influence.
With the permanent purpose of having a cleaner park, the solid waste generated by visitors and part of the inhabitants is collected, transported, separated and commercialized (recyclable material). Likewise, there is a constant maintenance of clean points and intervention of critical points, incorporating a process of environmental awareness to the community of influence, visitors and tourists, favoring pleasant spaces and promoting the sustainability of the territory.
Days, campaigns and processes of collection of hazardous waste such as batteries, oils, containers of pesticides and luminaires are carried out, later to be delivered to the relevant entities for disposal.
The Arví Park Corporation is committed to the biodiversity of the territory, so it develops projects oriented to the establishment of native species in both public and private properties, the latter with a strong work of environmental awareness for conservation.
This project is made possible by the establishment of a center for the cultivation of native ornamental species that allows the conservation, restoration and use of orchids, bromeliads and anthuriums, and in turn benefits peasant families in the village.
Training and awareness-raising activities reduce the non-timber harvesting activities of visitors, tourists, and the Arví Park community.
The implementation of efficient stoves and wooded gardens is part of one of the climate change mitigation strategies, seeking to reduce the pressure that is generated on the forests, from the extraction of firewood by the inhabitants of the territory and decrease the emission Of CO2 to the atmosphere.
We support the actions established in the Integral Forest Management Plan of the Piedras Blancas and La Honda basin, led by EPM as the owner of part of the areas where the Parque Arví project is developed. Within these tasks is the whole process of management of weeds, maintenance of green areas, ecological restoration, forest enrichment, and management of invasive species and reintroduction of ornamental species.
In permanent work with the environmental authorities, the Corporation articulates the actions of conservation of fauna and also supports research activities by groups of universities and other entities.