The main task will be in the moor: Under the supervision of several park rangers, you will realize different measures to keep the water in the moor. The area was drained more than 100 years ago for forestry use. You will undo the drainage of the area by blocking or filling ditches or by building small wooden barriers. You will be able to discover many rare species which already returned. In addition, you will work on the game park of Wildenburg Castle. Here you can find wolves, deer, wild boars, wildcats, mouflons and many other animals. Your task will mainly be to renew wooden fences and elements to protect small trees from being damaged by animals. Other environmental protections tasks are added. Attention: The work might be physically hard and you will get wet and muddy for sure! Please bring hiking boots, rubber boots and working clothes.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will stay in the community centre of Deuselbach. The accommodation is spacious, has a huge kitchen including a dish-washer and a living room, toilets and showers. There is one big sleeping room with camping beds.
Locatie en vrije tijd
The workcamp will take places in the western part of Rhineland-Palatinate. You will stay in Deuselbach, a small village with 160 inhabitants. The local villagers are very excited to welcome you. Many parties and events will happen. Deuselbach has a pub, but no shops. The next bigger village (Thalfang) is 4km far, here you can find everything you need (shops, swimming pool…). There are also many tourists in the area, as it is well known for hiking all over the year and for skiing in winter. The next bigger city is Trier (40 km), the oldest Germany city with many Roman sights, a huge cathedral and plenty of things to do (vineyard, shopping, clubs…). You will do several excursions with the support of the park rangers, e.g. to Trier, the oldest German city with many famous sights.
This is a special project for nature lovers and people interested in nature protection work. You will get wet and dirty. Also, please note: You can arrive either on the 8th (at 8.30 pm) or on the 9th (at 1.30pm) to Neubruecke(Nahe).
In order to minimize the risk of infection, we will keep the group size smaller (8-10 participants) than originally intended. This way you will have enough space inside the accomodation to keep a safe distance from each other. Luckily, the accomodation is quite spacious. The work itself will take place mostly outside in the fresh air. In addition, other safety and hygiene measures will be put into place, such as providing hand sanititzer & facial masks, information on proper handwashing, coughing& sneezing techniques etc. We will make sure to make your workcamp experience as safe and enjoyable as possible! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.