Zuelow Camp participants visit Schönefeld AirportSchönefeld, 06.08.2015
The eleventh international Work Camp in the Zuelow Lowlands started at the beginning of the week with 18 young people from 13 nations. Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH has been supporting and supervising this international get-together for young ‘landscape caretakers’ people since the very first camp was held in 2005. The participants were invited to take a tour of the Lufthansa Technik hangar and the North Fire Station at Schönefeld. The tour culminated with a group photo taken at the Infotower at BER.
The aim of the international work camp is to interest young people from all around the world in helping to preserve and develop the natural landscape around Rangsdorf. The participants, aged between 16 and 24, will be working together until 21 August in Groß Machnow Manor Park in the Zuelow Lowlands. Here, the project comprises removing the asphalted paths through the park, surveying the trees and marking trees and shrubs with panels. The young people will also be collecting rubbish and stacking up piles of deadwood and rocks to create habitats for small animals.
The work camp is jointly organised by the Landschaftspflegeverein Mittelbrandenburg e.V. (Central Brandenburg Association of Rural Conservation) and Verein Internationale Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste (ijgd) e.V. (Association for International Youth Community Projects). Since the first camp was held in Rangsdorf in 2005, 177 young people from 34 countries have committed themselves to helping beautify this natural landscape.