This winter we have not overwintered, we worked hard to prevent further degradation and destruction of Radio Liberty grounds, trying to preserve its natural, historical and archaeological values.
We want to celebrate with you the success of 4 important challenges:
RESTORATION OF THE MEDIEVAL PALS FISHING VILLAGE
Thanks to Salvem Platja de Pals, together with Cercle Català d'Història (CCH), we have disclosed the importance of the Medieval Mora Tower and the adjacent archaeological site of the old fishing village built between the 13th and 18th centuries in the area of Radio Liberty and alerted about its current degree of degradation, a group that was listed as a Cultural Asset of National Interest (BCIN) more than 72 years ago.
According to Law 9/1993 on Catalan Cultural Heritage, the administration is obliged to preserve the site and, for this reason, the Generalitat and the Council have just committed to its restoration by contributing € 50,000 and € 13,000 respectively.
NEW RADIO LIBERTY ENCLOSURES
Over the past year, Radio Liberty's central office building has been the scene of vandalism acts and illegal parties. The poor condition of the facilities can lead to serious accidents for visitors, as well as further degradation of the natural, historical and archaeological values that should be protected.
It has been decided to act more effectively by temporarily closing the accesses to the upper floors of this building.
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THE LOW COMBUSTIBILITY STRIP AT RADIO LIBERTY
The abandonment of these facilities and the natural reserve during the last 15 years has negatively affected the important natural, historical and archaeological values of Radio Liberty area, which are within the Montgrí Natural Park, the Medes Islands and the Baix Ter Natural Park, and it has not received any protection and has not yet approved any management plan. With the opening of a new road that facilitates access to the beach, there is a significant increase of visitors and acts of vandalism.
For this reason the Natural Park agents and SEPRONA members have delimited the place, created sustainable low-combustibility strips to reduce the risk of fire and have delimited the access road with rope and signage that prohibits the free circulation.
INSTALLATION OF AN ANTENNA SECTION OF RADIO LIBERTY
The Council keeps pieces of the old antennas of Radio Liberty and there are also objects of this station of great historical and technological value, scattered around the world, as in the MoMa in New York, in the archives of Radio Nacional de España in Madrid and other private collections such as the virtual Museum of Radio Liberty.
The City Council has decided to install an antenna section in the closest roundabouts to the old station, in front of the Medieval tower of Torre Mora. We hope that this will be the first step to spread the surprising history of Radio Liberty, its archaeological remains and its natural values through a new Research Center and Museum, as well as the necessary restoration of dune and wetland habitats, with the creation of new delimited routes and observation points.
BUT MUCH MORE REMAINS TO BE DONE
The threats do not end here: the impact of the devastating urbanism in Pals Beach and the construction of the future Tramuntana offshore wind farm in the sea, froces us us to continue fighting.
Your help encourage us to defend the area against these new dangers that are awakening.
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