Following the strong easterly winds last week, there was considerable damage at Camp Bay, which has now been cleared by the Department and Britannia.
One significant area of work was that carried out at Western Beach and the adjacent car park that had been covered with the invasive algae also as a result of the recent easterlies.
There has also been a considerable amount of planting carried out by horticultural contractors around various parts of Gibraltar, including the town area and Europa Point.
Throughout this difficult time, the Department says it still continues to fulfil its regular duties in monitoring and protecting the environment. Officers are supervising ongoing construction projects to ensure that environmental conditions are being adhered to and overseeing appointed contractors who continue with routine and essential services. The Environmental Agency continues with its monitoring role. Contractors continue to deal with refuse collection and street cleaning, upkeep of planted areas including Commonwealth Park and the Alameda Gardens, as well as macaque and gull management.
In addition, 24 officers from the across Ministry of Environment, Heritage and Culture have been redeployed across various fronts to assist in the efforts to combat COVID 19 in Gibraltar.