Volunteer week in Angermünde City Forest

Since 1991, the charitable organisation Bergwaldprojekt e.V. has organised community activities with volunteers in cooperation with on site partners. This year, from the 18th – 24th of April, the City of Angermünde has teamed up with the Bergwaldprojekt to carry out a project on ecological forest restructuring.

The project will consist of a multitude of activities that aim to achieve the goal of ecologically enhancing the city forest as an ecological corridor to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage component part, the Grumsin Beech Forest. This forms a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe. The volunteer week will also include an excursion into the Grumsin Beech Forest, enriching the whole experience.

Volunteers taking part in this project will experience the fascinating forest habitat, make a long-lasting contribution to the maintenance of the diverse protection and usage values of the forest, receive an insight into the complex interactions of the ecosystem, assume responsibility for the environment, and have an opportunity to enjoy work and nature with the whole team. From the side of the city of Angermünde, all these activities will take place under the Interreg BEECH POWER framework.

The project will be led by an experienced project leader and supervised by volunteer group leaders. The Bergwaldprojekt will also supply accommodation, food, tools and transport for use during the project. This is a great opportunity to help take care of these rare beech forests! Participation is free and no previous experience is required.

The project is open to all over 18 years of age. Currently, all volunteer spaces have been filled but place your name on the waiting list here at www.bergwaldprojekt.de.