Protecting wetlands in Jablonne - teen
Description: The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the local NGO Cmelak - Friends of Nature Society whose activities are focused on the support of a sustainable way of life, practical nature protection and environmental education. They restore the natural woods on specific pieces of land and try to save endangered tree species. They also maintain wetlands. The goal of the workcamp is to help with practical nature protection in several different locations that Cmelak is in charge of – mainly wetlands in the area aroung the town Jablonne v Podjestedi. Cmelak has organized so far 13 adult workcamps and 1 teenage workcamp.
Type of Work: The work to be done is mainly the maintenance of the wetlands (cutting grass, cutting reed followed by raking, removing reed and other plants from water pools, cutting out wood, and garbage collection as needed). The work will be manual and physically demanding. Be ready to work outdoors, in wet areas, under all types of weather (rain, wind). Waterproof clothes with long sleeves and long trousers, a raincoat and rubber boots are necessary.
Study Theme: Educational aspects of the camp will focus on forms of forest management, development of forests after the arrival of men, current problems in the management of nature protection areas or the topic of water containment in nature and the prevention of floods. Guided excursions to the wetlands are also planned.
Accommodation: Foster care home in the castle Novy Falkenburk in Jablonne v Podjestedi. There are 2 bedrooms, a common room, bathroom with showers, kitchen, dining room. Be prepared for basic conditions (no washing mashine). Bring a sleeping bag and a mat! You will prepare meals on your own. You can prepare traditional meals from your country. Bring special ingredients that may be hard to get.
Requirements: We are looking for volunteers who like nature and are eager to learn new thing about nature protection. Parental authorization and medical form is strictly required! The forms will be provided after the acceptance to the workcamp.
Approximate Location: Jablonne v Podjestedi and the surroundings, Jizerske Mountains in the north of Bohemia.
Notes: The group will consist of 6 French and 8 international volunteers, 2 Czech leaders and 1 French leader.
Extra fee: 185 EUR/per participant is to cover the costs of accommodation, food, some free time activities and costs of local leader.
Leisure time: You can go hiking in the beautiful surrounding landscape, visit castles and climb the Jested – the highest peak in the region.
Participation fee: 185 EUR/per participant is to cover the costs of accommodation, food, some free time activities and costs of local leader.
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