PARK (Parks, Afforestation and Countryside Restoration) is a department under the responsibility of the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs. Its main target is to develop and maintain recreation areas like the Ta’ Qali National Park, promote tree planting and restore countryside areas such as country paths, rubble walls etc. It also carries out awareness raising campaigns about native trees and the conservation of the Maltese natural environment through organised country walks.
Schools can participate in PARK’s initiatives by, for example, introducing compost bins in their schools, growing native trees and building a simple greenhouse on their school grounds. To this end, the PARK department staff can help schools realise their projects by offering support from architectural and landscaping design to agriculture or gardening related skills. The PARK department is therefore inviting all students to submit any ideas/suggestions/proposals they may have regarding the improvement of the environment in their own schools, to the PARK Department by writing to: EkoSkola Initiatives; PARK Department: National Park; Ta’ Qali;