Detail : FOUNTAINS OF THE HUERVA RIVER (SVIAR04-19)

  • 01/08/2019
  • 15/08/2019
  • 18 - 30
  • Workcamp 1-3 weeks

  • ENVI
  • Spain
  • CERVERUELA
  • Cerveruela
  • Full Full
  • 10
  • 100.00  (f)
  • Picture can be from other project

FOUNTAINS OF THE HUERVA RIVER

  • For more than 25 years, Fondo Natural has been carrying out volunteer programs and environmental education in Spain, conservation of biodiversity, restoration of degraded spaces, custody and valuation of heritage through ecotourism, employment promotion, green entrepreneurship and responsible consumption, generally in inter-associative and institutional cooperation initiatives.We have in the field of youth participation and volunteering with an extensive background as promoters and organizers of camps, work camps, exchanges, campaigns, meetings and courses, both nationally and internationally framed in the European Erasmus program.
  • This project aims to empower youth and cooperate with the local community. Volunteers will be working in the promotion and conservation of the natural and cultural heritage associated with water resources. The restoration of ponds, fountains and old paths will contribute to the sustainable development of this rural area. - Inventory and geolocation of relevant natural and cultural elements around existing water resources in the municipality of Cerveruela and Huerva riverbanks.- Clearing vegetation, cleaning up waste, carrying equipment and materials.- Excavating hollows, pipe installation, rebuilding stone walls or similar.- Clearing/cleaning, improvements and signposting of paths and rural trails.- Design of a guidebook, a leaflet and an information panel based on natural/cultural resources and itineraries proposed.
  • Volunteers will be lodged in common rooms in El tio Carrascon (www.eltiocarrascon.com), a rural hostel with all basic facilities you might need: bathrooms, dining room, rest area, free Wi-Fi, 2 working rooms, bar and a spacious backyard with shaded areas next to Huerva river. Rooms are equipped with wardrobes, bedding and blankets. At a very short walking distance from the hostel we find the school farm and the village. The hostel counts with a professional staff in the kitchen that will cook a rich an varied mediterranean menu based on local and seasonal food. Special diet needs will be attended.
  • Cerveruela is a municipality in the province of Zaragoza -autonomous region of Aragon-, Spain. Cerveruela lies at an elevation of over 800 metres above sea level. It is a tiny village located on top of a rock in the Iberian System range, next to the Huerva river, in one of the most depopulated areas of Europe. Cerveruela is popular by the name of the island as the mentioned river completely surrounds the village. The area is also well known by its high biodiversity of flora and fauna. A few kilometres away, we find the Gallocanta Lake, one of the most important stopover sites for common cranes and other migrating birds in Europe. COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES: integral part of the camp is the knowledge of the environment as well as culture and history of the community.1. informal sessions on historicalcultural heritage and land stewardship, provided by experts and local people. 2. Environmental workshops (birdwatching, tools for identifying animal tracks, analysis and amp; diagnosis of river ecosystems, signposting and intepretation of environmental trails, nocturnal birds monitoring, etc).LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Local inmersion (intercultural evenings with local people, active participation in the village celebrations along with the community, driving to natural and cultural attractions in nearby towns medieval Daroca, and natural hotspots, Gallocanta Lake, Hoces del Rio Piedra), farming and animal care at the school farm, evening events / games, non-formal group sessions on youth empowerment and multiculturality, swimming in rivers, movies outdoor, nocturnal photography workshop, bivouac, etc.
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SVI is the Spanish association which represents the Spanish workcamps managed by the Autonomous Regions (except those in Catalonia). We are under the Institute of Youth (Injuve).

Injuve, an Autonomous Department of the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, has, for some years now, been promoting specific programmes which are aimed at increasing and favouring different travel possibilities for young people. This enables those under 30 years of age to become aware of other realities, visit other places and have access to other cultures.

Included among these programmes is one known as International Voluntary Service (SVI), which deals only with workcamps. These are aimed at youth between 18 and 26 years old and their main objectives are:

- To encourage conduct that will favour the exchange of ideas and young people’s global development. This is achieved by volunteering and from the contributions made by youth from their own experience. This strengthens intercultural learning processes, personal development and the reinforcement of democratic values.

- To integrate experiences, personal knowledge and the global development of youth in the carrying out of an activity, within the framework of voluntary service.
The Youth Institute co-ordinates the exchange of places for young Spaniards wanting to volunteer in foreign workcamps and foreigners wanting to volunteer in Spanish workcamps. The Spanish workcamps are managed by the Autonomous Regions.

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