Volta Redonda is one of the main cities of Rio de Janeiro. It is also the cradle of industrialization in Brazil and main city of the Médio Paraíba Fluminense.

Environment

Volta Redonda that has already had its image connected with the steel company steaming chimney came with flags flying and had the privilege to shelter the two biggest great areas of environmental preservation. One of them is Parque Natural Municipal Fazenda Santa Cecília do Ingá, (City Natural Park Santa Cecília do Ingá Farm) that owns 211 hectares, which is the biggest green space area of the City with nursery and greenhouse production and donation of cutting scion which are used in the urban forestation and reforestations. It is considered to be the biggest remnant of Atlantic Forest in the district of Volta Redonda, serving as shelter for several birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibious and invertebrate species, in addition to a great diversity of vegetable species.

PARQUE NATURAL MUNICIPAL DO INGÁ

The great area of the old Santa Cecília do Ingá farm was acquired in 1955 by Volta Redonda City Hall, aiming the utilization of its hydric resources to part of the urban nucleus supply. In 1988, it was changed into Environmental Protection Area by the District Organic Law.

In 2005, winning one more stage on the struggle over the nature preservation, this Unit of Conservation, was changed into Parque Natural Municipal (City Natural Park). The legal maintenance of this resource lies on protecting the biodiversity of its inherent ecosystems and acting as the air quality regulator in the region. To keep a resource close to the urban area, it acts preventively and in a positive way to shield the population’s health.

Nowadays, the Parque Natural Municipal Fazenda Santa Cecília do Ingá, has been delivering its basic objective and social function along with the community protecting the Biodiversity, promoting the scientific research and contributing through the Environmental Education so that the population can get integrated with the conservationist measures and practices, with guided visits and development of the projects: S.O.S QUEIMADAS (S.O.S BURNINGS), Ingazinho Project (Little Inga Project) and Ingá Maduro Project ( Ripe Inga Project).

ACTIONS DEVELOPED BY THE DISTRICT

• Irregular throwing of trash;
• Deforestation;
• Earth embankment and leveling of land;
• Dangerous loading;
• Black smoke;
• Burning of materials;
• Served water;
• Pruning and cutting of the trees;
• Hydric pollution;
• Atmosphere pollution;
• Soil pollution;
• Environmental Licensing
• Sonorous pollution;
• Reforestation of banished areas.


Endereço: Praça Sávio Gama, 53 – bairro Aterrado – Volta Redonda – CEP: 27215-620
TEL: (24) 3339 9132 FAX: (24) 3339 9117 E-Mail: smdet@epdvr.com.br