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New urban forest planted to save Beirut's river

Local and international civil groups came together in Beirut to create an urban forest as part of a larger project to restore the heavily polluted Beirut River.

BEIRUT — On the banks of the sour-smelling Beirut River, a group of environmentalists and locals cleared a plot of land for an ambitious project to create a forest in Lebanon’s capital.

The Sin el Fil district's new urban forest is the product of an intensive workshop held from May 24 to 29. A new crowdfunding application called SUGi was launched the same day as the workshop to gather support for the urban forest and other environmental projects.

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