This project is designed to implement nature restoration activities in the territory of the park: - Creating the grouse mating fields in heathlands neat Musteika village; - Maintenance of Skerdzimai meadow in Kapiniskiai Landscape Reserve; - Creating suitable conditions for protected water birds species in two islands of Nemunas river nearby Merkin279;; - Clearing open sandy dunes in and 268;epkeliai Nature Reserve from sprouts; - Maintenance of rare plant collection territory in Liskiava village; - Renewing marking and infrastructure of touristic trails in National Park, especially trail of traditional beekeeping nearby Musteika village.; - Cleaning of campsites, belonging to Dzukija National Park from garbage; - Maintenance of two cemeteries of the World War I soldiers adjacent to Merkin279; town; Almost all nature restoration activities are related to keeping and maintaining open habitats of meadows and sands, mainly by cutting of sprouts or young trees and transporting them from habitats.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Volunteers will live in a house belonging to the park s directorate in Dareliai village, 7 km from Marcinkonys village (the meeting point). Gr363;da River suitable for swimming flows nearby. Volunteers will sleep in a barn on double decker beds. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags. There is a shower with hot water, washing basins, WC, food cooker and fridge. Volunteers will cook for themselves, products will be provided.
Locatie en vrije tijd
LEISURE TIME: During their free time volunteers will be able to travel to Musteika village, to visit the bee-keeping museum and the educational trail. Marcinkonys village offers the ethnographical exposition, the beautiful hiking path of Zackagiris. Near Dareliai there is the famous Margionys village with the origins of Skroblus creek. Volunteers will be able to rent bicycles and travel along marked bike trails or rent canoes to navigate Gr363;da or and 362;la rivers. LOCATION: Marcinkonys - the largest village in Lithuania by territory (143 ha) is 100 km away from the capital city Vilnius. Marcinkonys started as a forest scouts camping place back in 1637. Around 650 people live here today. Marcinkonys hosts one of Dz363;kija National Park s visitor centers. Dareliai village - there the volunteers will be accommodated, is 7 km away.
WHAT TO BRING: Sleeping bags and mats, long-sleeved clothes; trousers; rain-wear; anti mosquito spray; your national games and recipes; songs; dances; other ideas how to spend leisure time; swimming things; waterproof shoes.