Let’s be part of the local club and be involved in various activities of environmental education. Live a unique experience in the wood working with reptiles and conserving the local flora.
WORK: The work is divided on two parts: one group of the voluntary workers will be involved in the protection of the amphibians and reptiles and the other group will restore some areas like Brughiera. The volunteers will work about 6 hours a day, six days a week.
More specifically, the activities consist in:- Cleaning path in the wood- Rebuilding signposting- Replacing old descriptive signs of the several plants- Working on the local flora- Plantings of new little shrubs.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be hosted in a gym with 12 beds, bathrooms, showers and supplied kitchen.
Regarding the meals, the volunteers will cook, eat and sleep in a room.
LEISURE AND LOCATION: Leisure: near the place where the volunteers are going to live and work, you can visit the Brianza lakes, and in a few kilometres you can enjoy the cities of Como, Lecco and Milan and tourist places like Bellagio or Valassina valley.
Location: the workcamp is situated in the municipality of a little town, Alzate Brianza, in the north of Italy, near Como. The site of activities is a wood situated on hills near the town.
PROJECT: The local promoter is an environmental association, really active in the region: Circolo Ambiente "Ilaria Alpi". In collaboration with few schools, Circolo Ambiente make interventions and experiences about environmental education. Transmit a deep knowledge about territories, environment and ecology to the children and the young people is a good way to improve their quality of life. Brianza Hills is a project supported by with various volunteers from all over the world. Besides the environmental work, volunteers will also help in the organization of the events of Alzate, Lurago and Brenna Pulita (making guided visits, welcoming visitors..)
REQUIREMENTS: : It’s necessary to have work clothes considering that the camp is in a wood (it’s needed trekking shoes, long trousers, sweater or pile, k-way, etc.).