Description: The camp will take place in São Joanico village (Vimioso district) which lies in adjoining area of the Natura 2000, about 5 Km from Vimioso village. Summer is often dry and characterised by notorious temperature swings – very high during the day (~35ºC) and relatively low in the evening (10º-15ºC). The main goals of this workcamp are enhance the biodiversity of our Center, and improve the landscape for generations of donkeys and visitors to come; to enable the discovery of the Miranda Plateau, a unique rural region, rich in natural beauty, biodiversity, culture and traditions; and bringing together the young participants and the local community, therefore promoting intercultural (urban/rural, international/national) and intergenerational (youngsters/the elderly) encounters and exchanges.
Type of Work: The tasks will focus in enhance biodiversity, creating:
- A pond to attract more insectivorous animals helping us to reduce the number of flies in the Center of the donkeys;
- Shelters as birdhouses, bat houses or native pollinator houses;
- As well as the restoration of traditional dry walls that will transform themselves into ecosystems for amphibians, insects and a whole world of flora. Remove the rubbish and debris from streams caused by last winter's storm that affected our watercourses. Encourage work with the local community by developing activities in the village of Atenor.
Accommodation: Basic housing with electricity, hot water, shower, WC, kitchen, dining room, bedroom (equipped with bunk beds) and barbecue area. Meals will be prepared by all the volunteers, taking turns, yet always accompanied by a cooker. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, dinner, and night snacks will be provided.
Requirements: sleeping bag, personal hygiene products, towels, work glasses and gloves, sun screen, tent (just in case the volunteer prefers to have some privacy, a spot to put it up will be provided), hiking boots, warm coats , lantern. With the constraints caused by the pandemic, it is important for participants to take responsibility for bringing individual protection materials such as masks and desifectant
Approximate Location: Rua de São João, 5230-251 São Joanico, in the municipality of Vimioso. GPS: 41°36'32.0"N , 6°28'17.4"W