RECOVERY OF GRANITE QUARRIES IN MORALZARZAL
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : SVIMA03-17
- Dispo : 2M / 1F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ESP / ENG
- Age : 18 - 30
SVI (International Volunteering Service), is part of the Spanish Institute for Youth (Instituto de la Juventud-Injuve), a Public Institution dependent on the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, whose main purpose is to promote international volunteering projects and activities among youth people. The SVI coordinates the international work camps organized by the Autonomous Communities and Autonomous Cities in Spain, and is responsible for managing the exchange of available places between the Work Camps in Spain and the International Organizations.
Moralzarzal is an area linked to stone (granite) and Dehesa landscape (semi-wild land combining agriculture, pasture, hunting and forest resources). Due to its location in the foothill of Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, this is an area of environmental and naturalistic interest. Workcamp participants will be lodged at the villages of El Boalo, Cerceda and Matalpino, which are located at the entrance of the National Park. http ://elpais.com/diario/1998/06/29/madrid/899119463_850215.html. Tasks to be done : – Cleaning of quarries. As quarries are located in the territory owned by the village, they have had an urban use as meeting places. The Quarries8242; environment has been deteriorated by urban solid wastes and graffiti. – Fence. Quarries to be cleaned are in the Dehesa Vieja in Moralzarzal, where livestock stays for much of the year. We propose to protect the quarries with a simple fence (with no ecological footprint or construction) to prevent access of livestock to drink and defecate in winter, when quarries are flooded.- Signalling. Information regarding traditional human uses of the Dehesa should be considered as part of the environmental signalling. Stonework is one traditional use that should be included in the information panels for visitors. -Recovery of biological species. The quarries at the Dehesa remain flooded most of the year. Protected species of amphibians such as the Iberian ribbed newt and tritons need to be recovered. On the other hand, in the forest, seedlings of shrub species such as Cytisus scoparius or Retama sphaerocarpa could be planted inside the fenced area.
Mataelpino Youth Hostel.
-Workshop on goat cheese making.
Injuve, an Autonomous Department of the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, has, for some years now, been promoting specific programmes which are aimed at increasing and favouring different travel possibilities for young people. This enables those under 30 years of age to become aware of other realities, visit other places and have access to other cultures.
Included among these programmes is one known as International Voluntary Service (SVI), which deals only with workcamps. These are aimed at youth between 18 and 26 years old and their main objectives are:
– To encourage conduct that will favour the exchange of ideas and young peopleâ€™s global development. This is achieved by volunteering and from the contributions made by youth from their own experience. This strengthens intercultural learning processes, personal development and the reinforcement of democratic values.
– To integrate experiences, personal knowledge and the global development of youth in the carrying out of an activity, within the framework of voluntary service.
The Youth Institute co-ordinates the exchange of places for young Spaniards wanting to volunteer in foreign workcamps and foreigners wanting to volunteer in Spanish workcamps. The Spanish workcamps are managed by the Autonomous Regions.