For Nature – Volunteers for biodiversity and nature conservation
Description: The main aim of the camp is to take conscience of the importance of volunteering and cooperative work in the conservation of nature. The camp seeks the habitat restoration of a creek and a public cycling and walking way through the control of invasive flora and work in a native plant nursery.
Type of Work: The activities will include all the regular activities of a native plants nursery, from seed collecting and cleaning, compost making, seed potting and seedling re-potting. We will also expand the plant production area with soil cover. Our program includes also habitat restoration with the control of invasive species that threaten local biodiversity, by cutting and other non-chemical eco-friendly methods, and introduction of information/ sensibilization signals on the cycling way. Leisure activities will include an artistic activity of clay pot making in partnership with a local cultural organization, as well as pedestrian walking flora and fauna observation activities. We will also have a mushroom production workshop, debates and free air cinema will be available
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in joint bedrooms (4 person), in the facilities of the youth centre, similar to an hostel.
Breakfast and afternoon tea will be provided on the basis of regular products (e.g. milk, bread, tea, fruit,..) Hot meals will be served on school facilities at lunch and dinner. If Known, possibility for vegetarian dishes will be available
Requirements: Respect for each other, will to participate in joint activities, no smoking indoors, no drinking of alcoholic beverages while working, respect for general rules that will be delivered upon arrival on a welcome meeting
Approximate Location: Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
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27 Jul 2017 - 04 Aug 2017
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