Wied Garnaw in Santa Luċija has undergone embellishment works which have been carried out by Parks Malta with an investment of €115,000. Wied Garnaw is in fact one of a series of valleys that will undergo embellishment works. These are Wied Għomor (Swieqi / San Ġwann), Wied tal-Fiddien (Rabat), Wied ir-Rum (Dingli) and Wied tal-Ġnejna (Mġarr) with a total investment of € 330,000.
Part of the works included the removal of 1000 cubic metres of material which had gathered up and blocked the canals in the valley. This material was causing flooding and a loss of soil from nearby fields.
Parks Malta were also involved in the removal of blocks of concrete along 300 metres of the canal walls to enable the successful restoration of these walls. Existing rubble walls were also consolidated with the use of the Maltese globigerina limestone. Finally, culverts and other canals underneath Trejqa ta’ Garnaw were also cleaned.
A number of invasive species such as the castor oil tree were removed whilst indigenous species including olive trees were strengthened and consolidated in place.
These works were partially funded by the European Union under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development – Europe invests in rural areas.