Description: This project has been organized together with Iwaki no Mori ni Shitashimukai (IMS) since 2016. IMS started on October 3, 2001, at Mt. Yunodake in Iwaki city. IMS is an NPO that maintaining forests and organizing activities there for kids. They aim to revive local woods by the hand of citizens, and they hope the forests are used by citizens safely and freely. There are 4 groups in IMS, such as maintaining forests group, agriculture group, wood handicraft group, planning for kids group, and volunteers join there works during the workcamp. Also, volunteers infuse with energy by working with IMS, which faces the aging of the members.
Type of Work: 1. Maintain abandoned chestnut forest.2. Maintain footpath we call Yunodake nature walking course. IMS organizes the nature tour and nature there.
Study Theme: Volunteers will get knowledge of nature, maintaining forests and agriculture. Bring some info. about environmental situation in your country.
Accommodation: A facility which it used to be training center for forestry workers. Shared room by gender. Meal is cooked by volunteer by turn. All basic facilities are provided.
Requirements: Interest to protect nature and to exchange with people.
Approximate Location: It is located Iwaki city (south part and near shore) in Fukushima pre.. Iwaki-city is most huge land and highest population number in Fukushima.Leisure:Communicating with member of IMS and local university students. Wood handcraft.
Notes: Website of IMS: http://iwaki-mori.jimdo.com/ (only Japanese)