Under the initiative of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation-International Center of Maritime Research and Tradition along with the support of Tsakos Shipping S.A., the Chian Voluntary Action Group “OMIKRON” and the Chios Lovers (Friends of Chios from 12 various countries), as well as with the guidance of the Chios Directory of Forestry and the “Chios Nature” organization, the creation of two new forest cores was realized with a total area of 9 acres, of which one is dedicated to the memory of the late Maria P. Tsakos.
The reforestation took place on Sunday 9 February 2014, with over 120 volunteers participating in the event. Regardless the drizzle, 550 pine, cypress and pine cones seedlings were planted.
In this call for action, a unique atmosphere was created during the event, especially by the active participation of the young students of “Maria’s House”-Center of Education and Culture. Attendees were representatives of the Maritime Academies of Chios and Oinousses, the Chian Yacht Club, the Kardamyla Port Station, the Kardamyla Fire Brigade Station and the Military Base as well as of the Armed Forces, the Metropolitan Church, the Kardamylian Society for Women, the Radio Amateur Association of Chios, Boy Scouts, local organizations, schools, seafarers’ families and a lot of Kardamylians.