The German nature conservation project, 'Eichenwälder bei Wesel - Acidophilous oak woods with bogs and heaths' (LIFE10 NAT/DE/000009), is holding a summer camp for young people aged 16-26 from the 28 July to 18 August. The camp is a great opportunity to help with the challenging nature conservation work that is being carried out on a beautiful Natura 2000 site, 'Schwarzes Wasser', located in North-Rhine Westphalia.
The LIFE project is aiming to restore the old oak woods habitat to a favourable conservation status by removing the invasive black cherry (Prunus serotina) and to improve the conservation status of heath moors within the oak forests by restoring the degraded raised bogs that are capable of regeneration. The camp is in the middle of the woods, a 25-minute walk from the nearest town of Schermbeck (18 km from Wesel, 65 km Düsseldorf and 70 km Münster). Price: €80 including group meals.