In the mornings, you will perform bank and wetland maintenance: cutting and removal of vegetation, riverbank reinforcement, and clean-up. The use of manual tools is preferred: pruning shears, saws, branch cutters… in order to preserve this fragile environment. Masonry on a former washhouse. Implementation of cultural and tourist events.
You will be welcomed at the municipal stadium. Sleeping in tents, mattresses provided. A covered dining area is reserved for you, with a kitchen where you will tke turns preparing tasty dishes.
Location: Issigeac is located in the southwest of the Dordogne, on the border with Lot-et-Garonne, 20 km from Bergerac.
Leisure activities: Swimming, canoeing, site visits, local festivals, etc.
Issigeac’s heart beats fast during the summer! This very pretty medieval village invites you to discover its heritage and environment. By participating in this project, you will help enhance the natural wetland located a stone’s throw from the village. With the guidance of a professional technician and the help of local volunteers, you will participate in the maintenance of the wetland: pruning, shoreline reinforcement, and trail maintenance. Masonry work will make it possible to restore an old wash house: repair low stone walls, construction of a paving… You will also be involved in local associations for the preparation of the various events that mark the lifestyles of the village during the summer.
You will discover a sense of hospitality from the community, the charming landscapes, and local heritage, by organizing activities with the other volunteers and leaders of your program, and by taking part in the many summer activities: gourmet markets, basket fairs, bodega…
You will often work with your feet in the water! Bring boots or sandals and appropriate clothing.