Camp for Nature Lovers 1: Camping and Farming in a
Description: The development association of the nature reserve Nossentiner/ Schwinzer Heide was founded 1991 and supports the work of the nature park station and the preservation and sustainable protection of the unique cultural landscape. It campaigns for environmentally compatible use of the area for agriculture, forestry, water economy and fishery. Regional development, espeacially in the rural settlement of the Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide, shall be forwarded. They also work with kids and youth to teach them about problems of nature and environment protection. Also scientific work in the nature reserve is supported by the associacion.Info: www.naturpark-nossentiner-schwinzer-heide.de/
Type of Work: Your work will include different activities in a natural park like to build an apiary, to help farmers or similar works. Your help is also needed for maintenance works, e. g. on orchid meadows, in forests or on a bird island. This project is especially for nature lovers. Please be prepared to work 5-6 hours a day. Volunteers should come prepared for light or heavy work and be motivated for anything to help the rangers of the Nature Reserve.
Accommodation: You will live on a camping site close to a very nice lake. You will sleep in tents (2 persons per tent) on camping beds with mattresses. If it will rain you can sleep in a building. A kitchen, sanitary facilities and a big meeting room are provided on the camping site. A washing machine can be used. Please be aware, that there is only limited internet connection The volunteers will prepare their own meals. Please bring some recipes and maybe special spices for easy cooking.
Requirements: In this camp you have to be able to ride a bike (very) well
Approximate Location: The project is situated in the Nossentiner Schwinzer Heide Nature Reserve, a bird sanctuary, situated between the two towns Goldberg and Guestrow in the Federal district of Mecklenburg, in the north east of Germany. This area is covered with forests and you can find a lot of beautiful lakes there. The nearest big village is Krakow am See. The place is isolated, but the surrounding nature is beautiful. So please be prepared to spend some weeks in the nature without shopping opportunities.The freetime activities will be decided by the groups interets and wishes. There are a lot of opportunities to discover the countryside by foot, bike or boat. Youll have the chance to visit bigger towns and to make trips to the Baltic Sea. The area is covered with beautiful lakes where you can swim. If you like, you could do guided tours through the forest or learn something about regional endangered animals.