SOAK UP THE SUN WITH CONSERVATION WORK IN EMSTAL -
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- ijgd 17207
This project is for people who like working outdoors and who enjoy life in the countryside.
- Code : ijgd 17207
- Dispo : 2M / 2F (Total Part 15)
- Langue du Projet : ENG /
- Age : 16 - 26
Your tasks in Meppen and the surrounding area will take place in various conservation areas: culturally historical meadows used for grazing, located on the rivers Hase and Ems. Here your group will be cutting out the poisonous aeurooeJakobskreutzkrautaeuro plant, which the Galioway cattle are not allowed to eat. Equipped with wellington boots and fishing trousers, you will also get rid of birch and pine trees (usually found elsewhere) from the moor, so that the endangered species of plants and animals, such as the wild geese, grass snakes and sundew, can propagate once again. So that the kingfishers can build dens in order for their species to grow, you will be cutting away large piles of sand from the river. Besides this, you will be helping to build a footpath and will be placing information boards along it. You will be staying in 4 holiday homes in a former Schultenhof farmhouse. There are bikes available for you to use to go on trips in the local area. The town of Meppen and its train station are located 7km away from your accommodation.
You will be staying in holiday apartments in the Helte district. Each apartment has a bedroom with several beds in it, a terrace and a nice outside area for barbecuing.
Dankern Castle adventure park, canoe trips along the rivers Ems and Hase, Meppen Funpark, historical tours in the town of Lingen, trips to Osnabrck and Leer, lakes for swimming in Meppen and Geeste, a cinema, an outdoor stage, AN archeological museum, bike trips in the local area, a large meadow and barbecue area by your accommodation.https://www.meppen.de/kultur-und-freizeit/http://www.schloss-dankern.de/https://www.schulten-hof.de/fuchs-im-heuerhaus.htmhttp://funpark-meppen.de/http://www.naturschutzstiftung-emsland.de
For this project you need to be able to ride a bike.
After Worldwar II pupils from Hanover organised the first workcamps aiming to promote reconstruction, to reduce negative stereotypes through international encounters and to envisage new democratic forms of living together. In addition to workcamps, other activities have become part of the work over time. These are organised by six offices of ijgd and additional project offices. Young people can take part in mid-term and long-term voluntary services in Germany and abroad. The fields of activity include social and ecological service as well as heritage protection.
The work of ijgd is funded by state and federal subsidies as well as from other public institutions.
Encouraging intercultural understanding has remained one of the main focuses. Ijgd enables people to actively create community life while giving them the opportunity to broaden their horizons.
Ijgd invites all interested people to join projects working for the communal good!
Self-Organization is spelt with a capital S at ijgd! It purposely foregoes a camp day that is organized by its participants in lieu of a completely pre-organized one. A readiness for active participation in the group is expected from all participants. The group organizes everything about the camp, this includes grocery shopping, cooking, deciding what to do with free time, as well as all other activities of the camp.