Onuma 1 (Hokkaido)
- Accommodation and food: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Transportation: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Activities: 0.00 Japanese Yen
- Hosting organisation support: 6000 Japanese Yen
Description: This project is actively working for SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and SDGs 15 (Life on Land), organized together with Onuma Milestone 22, a local NGO made by President of Fishermens Cooperative and Director of international exchange association since 2004. Though Onuma lake has been a popular tourism spot for a long time because of its beautiful scenery, it has been polluted by over use of agricultural chemicals in cattle farming and erosion from abandoned forests with alien trees. Volunteers will work and live together with the mid term workcampers (Jul. 21-Sep. 13) which vols are also recruited.Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 5 MTVs and 13 STVs from 8 countries in 1 mid. and 2 short term workcamps worked together with the local people and made great contribution to cut glasses and make nursery pots in the forests, to remove the alien clay fish, to clean up the shores and to help organizing the festivals which were empowered Please see the long term goal of this project as Local SDGs at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/n2-68394244 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures)
Type of Work: Volunteers will 1) work in the forest (removing some alien conifer trees that disturb growth of other plants and animals, maintain the foot paths, etc.), 2) clean up the shore of the lake and/ or remove clay fish, 3) help to prepare and run the lake festival and 4) possibly promote to use eco sponges with which you can wash most of the dishes without using detergent.
Study Theme: Lecture of environmental issue. Workshop to plan the 30 years plan of Onuma toward 2050.
*Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 5 MTVs and 13 STVs from 8 countries in 1 mid. and 2 short term workcamps worked together with the local people and made great contribution to cut glasses and make nursery pots in the forests, to remove the alien clay fish, to clean up the shores and to help organizing the festivals which were empowered! Please see the long term goal of this project as "Local SDGs" at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/n2-68394244 (only Japanese, you can at least enjoy pictures!)
Accommodation: Rooms of the apartment. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is necessary. By the kind offer from the rental shop, each volunteer can use a bicycle that is very convenient to explore the area Wi-Fi is available at the visitor center nearby.
Requirements: - 6,000 JPY (about 50 EUR) of NICE Volunteers fee needs to be paid in advance either by Paypal or through your sending NGO if they collect it in addition to their own inscription fee. This is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while the meals and the accommodation are provided by the local host by free.- Motivation to actively work for the protection of the forest and lake with local people
Approximate Location: Onuma is located in Nanae town in the southern Hokkaido island, 30-60 min. distance by train from Hakodate city which is famous for the romantic view in the night, especially for sweet couples
Notes: Other activities: Excursion to Hakodate city, nature walk along the lake, exchange parties with local people
Terminal: The nearest airport is Hakodate. Volunteers need to arrive at Narita airport by 06:00 or Haneda airport by 08:00 on Jul. 21 and can leave there after 18:00 on Jul. 30. They can also go through Sapporo (3 hours by express train) or by midnight bus & train from Tokyo.