23. April 2021

Protect the bogs in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park

Support climate protection and biodiversity

Help protect the bogs that are located on mountain slopes in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park. These bogs are an important and valuable natural CO2 store, but were drained for forestry use more than 100 years ago. This workcamp will continue the task of six former international workcamps and will take place in cooperation with the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park and the Foundation for Nature and Environment Rhineland-Palatinate.

Rewetting the bogs

Under the guidance of several park rangers, you will take various measures in this workcamp to keep the water in the bog and to reverse the drainage. The tasks include:

  •     Blocking or filling trenches with natural material
  •     the construction of small wooden barriers

You will also work at the zoo at Wildenburg Castle. Wolves, deer, wild boars, wild cats, mouflons and many other animals live here. Your task here is mainly to replace wooden fences and elements to protect small trees from damage by the animals.

Warning: The work can be physically demanding and you will definitely get wet and muddy! So be sure to bring hiking shoes, rubber boots and work clothes.

Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park

The Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park is the newest German national park to protect nature. It was founded in 2015. The landscape is characterized by huge forests, steep hills, small streams and ponds, rocks and swamps. Only small hamlets interrupt nature, a perfect region for many different species, but also for hiking. Since the establishment of the national park, special attention has been paid to the restoration of the former bog areas. International volunteers have actively contributed to supporting this project since 2016. The work on a large area has already been completed. Many different species (especially amphibians and specialty plants) have already returned. The park rangers will do their best to explain the ecological background of the project and will be happy to show you the beauties and sights of their home region.

Sign up now

You can directly apply as a volunteer for the project in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park via our workcamp database. You can apply as long as there are still vacancies.

Clémentine will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this workcamp and the application process:

Send an email: incoming@ibg-workcamps.org
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Coronavirus / Covid-19: Current regulations for placement in workcamps

Would you like to join a workcamp but are wondering whether and how the coronavirus pandemic will affect your travel planning? We have put together a few helpful links for you, where you can find more information about current travel conditions. We have also adapted our placement conditions for international work camps to the current circumstances. You can find the most important information here.