Bergwaldprojekt e.V.Pickelstraße 2
|Phone No.:||+49 (0)931 45 26 261|
|Fax No.:||+49 (0)931 30 41 90 68|
|Contact person:||Stephen Wehner|
- Overnight facilities
- Volunteers are welcome.
- Environmental project
- Educational policy/project
The Mountain Forest Project (BWP) was founded in Germany in 1993. It organises project weeks throughout Germany from March to December.
This non-profit-making organisation aims to protect, preserve and maintain the forest, particularly the mountain forest, and the cultivated landscape. To this end, the BWP draws attention to the problems of the forests, promotes an understanding of natural interrelationships, the needs of the forest and man’s dependence on nature, working towards an improvement of ecological and political conditions.
To do this, the BWP organises volunteers to work on ecological projects in the forest. The participants make an active contribution to the protection of the forest, the climate and the wildlife, while experiencing the woodland ecosystem with all their senses.
The aim of each assignment is to improve the forest situation at that location. In doing so, the volunteers come to recognise the importance of the forest for mankind and the necessity of safeguarding all its functions. Taking part in a project week, they learn to deal sensitively with the environment and experience at first hand the interrelationships of the woodland habitat. This is conducive to a new consciousness of the needs of the forest , making them more ecology-minded and teaching them to act in an environment-friendly way.
Men and women over 18 can take part. There is no special knowledge necessary. The work is strenuous, but a normal level of fitness at any age is sufficient. The groups are always well mixed. Each project week is planned, prepared and supervised by a project leader on the spot. They communicate with the local forester, monitor the quality of the work done, guide the participants in their work and are always available to answer any questions there might be.
Taking part in the projects is free of charge, though participants do have to pay for their travel themselves. The BWP bears the cost of board and lodging, pays the project leaders and provides any necessary tools and vehicles.
The BWP also runs special projects for school classes and companies.
On request we can offer other net participants overnight accommodation, advice, give a presentation and provide up to date information and contacts in the field of our work.