Description: The aim of this workcamp is to improve the knowledge and the intervention facing climate changes at local level with the eradication of invasive species, creating the conditions for native species to thrive and to support the initial phase of the Community Center for Transition – a learning space for all interested in the Transition Movement (https://transitionnetwork.org/).
Type of Work: The tasks of this workcamp are: eradication and control of exotic species, mainly Acacia Mimosa, Acacia-spike, Acacia Australia, Weeping beaches, Giant cane, at Ribeira de Anha Natural Monument; construction of awareness-raising artwork on the walkways next to the Ribeira de Anha Natural Monument; preparation of land for planting native species; Waste collection; Preparation of organic garden and composting center at the Community Center for Transition; Pond construction and rainwater harvesting system at the Transition Community Center; Artistic creation of informative panel presentation of the Community Center for Transition.
Accommodation: Breakfast will be provided at the accommodation (schools) by the monitors and a rotating team among the participants. Since the work starts early (to avoid the hours of greatest heat), we intend to serve a snack midmorning to gain energy and delay lunchtime. The journey is continuous and at lunch, the food will be delivered by a catering restaurant at school by 14pm. During the afternoon, the association will provide snacks like yogurt, chocolate milk and croissant with ham and cheese. Dinner will be served at the accommodation at 8 pm
Requirements: Young people have to participate in activities concerning the functioning of the Camp, meet schedules, follow the guidance of tutors, assist in cleaning of spaces used, participate in the planned activities, meet colleagues, meet the overnight hours, participate in leisure activities. The absence of the field for any reason must be requested and authorized by those responsible.
Approximate Location: The participants will have the chance to engage in activities for regeneration of 2 cities in Portugal (Viana do Castelo and Famalicão) and be part of the ongoing plans for local climate change by the Municipalities