Over 200 years ago, people began to use peat as an energy source due to increasing energy requirements and a shortage of wood. Across Germany, almost 97% of the original moorland has been destroyed by drainage and peat extraction. From 2005 to 2012, one of the largest upland bog restoration projects in Central Europe took place in the "Rosenheimer Stammbeckenmooren" near Raubling. In order to keep the rainwater in the bogs of the former peat mining areas, drainage ditches were closed and peat walls were poured in. As a result, plant growth and biodiversity are now rapidly increasing in these rewetted areas, which also serves to protect against flooding and climate change (through the reduction of greenhouse gases). In this workcamp, you will have the opportunity to make the original nature of the bogs, along with the natural conversation work taking place there, ecologically compatible and accessible. You will be building hiking trails out of wood, slate material and bark mulch, clearing bushes, building wooden benches and wooden tables, creating an adventure station for insects and building a wooden shed, and all this with a fantastic view of the Bavarian Alps. The camp is funded by the municipality of Raubling and the Environmental, Cultural and Social Foundation in the Rosenheim district.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be sleeping on gym mats in the sports hall in Raubling. The group will prepare and cook meals together.
Locatie en vrije tijd
You will be able to experience one of the most beautiful natural landscapes (and holiday destinations!) in Bavaria. You can go swimming, take a tour through the mountains, go on a trip to Munich and/or Salzburg, or even travel to the Chiemsee lake.
You must be able to ride a bike, since you will be cycling around 5km each day from your accommodation to the work site. You will also need to bring strong sturdy shoes with you, along with swimwear and waterproof clothing.
The work in this project will sometimes be physically demanding. Wi-Fi is available during the camp.