Cà di Mezzo oasis was realised by Consorzio bonifica Adige – Bacchiglione to clean waste water with reed beds.
Reed beds in Cà di Mezzo
Reed beds, which means “water purification through plants”, consists of a biological treatment in which plants purifies thanks to the bacteria on the seaweed.
Cà di Mezzo oasis collects water from the Altopiano canal and remove almost half nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended solids before they merge in the lagoon. It’s located in the municipality of Codevigo and it’s around 30 hectares. The restoration of the environment has encouraged the establishment and reproduction of the birdlife, the resettlement and the protection of the migratory and permanent fauna.
Here nest great egret, common stilt, cormorant, marsh harrier, Fulica, moorhern, egret, mallard, kingfisher and great crested grebe.
Visit Cà di Mezzo oasis
Sunday openings: October 15.oo – 18.30; November 14.30 – 18.00. From Sunday 20th December and in January there won’t be any Sunday opening.
From February to July there will be Sunday opening also in the morning 9.30 – 12.00, while in the afternoon: February 14.00 – 17.00; March 14.30 – 18.00; from April to July 15.00 – 18.30.
Reed beds area is always open during the week and there is no entrance ticket. For guided tours (fee of 2,50€ for 20/30-people groups) and activities we suggest to cantact “circolo Legambiente” of Piove di Sacco by e-mail.