Restoration camps for volunteers
Voluntary workers on a camp in the Archipelago National Park. Photo: Parks & Wildlife Finland / Tapani Mikkola.
The project will include a total of ten volunteer camps in 2015–2019 on six Natura 2000 sites in the coastal area and archipelagos of Southern Finland and Ostrobothnia.
On each camp, volunteers spend 3–8 days restoring coastal meadows, heathland and dunes for example by removing junipers and other bushes, burning cut trees and bushes and eradicating Rosa rugosa, an ecologically damaging alien species.
The organisers provide instructions, tools, food and beverages and boat rides to the islands.
The wolunteer camps are arranged together with WWF Finland.