PROJECT: They are small, they are green, they seem harmless and yet they are dangerous invaders for environment … Help us to defeat them!
These invaders are two invasive plants that have settled in recent years in the wetlands around Bourg-en- Bresse: the Brazilian Milfoil and the Japanese knotweed. In their natural environment they pose no danger. By growing in another environment these exotic plants proliferate and threaten traditional ecosystems. Come to participate in a great action to clean the banks of the Reyssouze and ponds to help us remove these plants in order to safeguard the local environment.
This project, organized in partnership with Maison de l’Europe de l’Ain, is part of the 55th anniversary of the town twinning with Bad Kreuznach in Germany. Bourg en Bresse is also twinned with San Severo in Italy. A large Italian community settled in Bourg-en- Bress originates from there.
WORK: In liaison with a technical coordinator of Concordia and supported by the teams of the river union of the Bassin Versant de la Reyssouze, you will remove the invasive plants by using the most appropriate technique (pulling, mowing …). The cleaning will be done manually or with non-thermal tools. On the side, you will participate in an enhancement action of the river’s bank by cutting down small shrubs (willow).
ACCOMMODATION: You will be accommodated in a non-mixed tent at the Plaine Tonique of Montrevel-en- Bresse, near the workcamp which will mainly take place in Saint-Julien-sur-Reyssouze and occasionally in the commune of Viriat. You will benefit from all the camp site’s amenities. The group will be supervised by two animators, a group life animator and a technical one. Together, you will participate in the organization of the collective life (household, activities …) and the preparation of meals using products that will be purchased nearby. We will promote local products as well as short circuits. Tastings of local specialties may be organized by local producers.
LOCATION AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES: La Plaine Tonique, where you will be accommodated, is also a very popular leisure area in the region of Bourg-en-Bresse. With a lake of 90 hectares bordered by a beach of more than 300 meters, you will discover and enjoy many water activities. A swimming pool will also be available as well as many green areas that are perfect for any outdoor activities. Located in the heart of Bresse, this site will also allow you to discover a region rich in culture and heritage. You will be able to visit Bourg-en-Bresse, the department’s prefecture of Ain, and discover the Royal Monastery of Brou which has been recognized as the French favorite monument. The region is also famous for its gastronomy.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND REMARKS: Remember to bring gloves as well as clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. As the workcamp takes place in a wet zone, a pair of boots is necessary. Remember to bring a warm duvet and appropriate clothing in case of rain (polar, waterproof …). Do not forget also sun protection (hat, glasses, cream …) and your bath suit for
swimming. Friendly times will be programmed in connection with our animators and according to your desires! If you want to share a bit of your culture (recipes, traditional stories, unusual objects …), do not hesitate to take a small piece of your country in your backpack!
Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.
TERMINAL: Lyon, Genova or Paris
NOMADs projektidel tagastatakse reisikulud 80% ulatuses. 18-25 aastastel kuni 210€ ja 26-30 aastastel kuni 280€.
Teised NOMADs projektid leiad siit: http://estyes.ee/projects/tag/nomads/
- 10.08.2018 - 24.08.2018
- 18 - 30
- Projekti kood:
- CONCF 251
- 95€ osalustasu ja 25€ ühekordne liikmemaks. Majutus ja toitlustus on kaetud.