10 nations come together at Lake Rangsdorf13.08.2009
The carers’ voluntary work in the conservation and recreation area around the Zuelow lakes has generated some very impressive results: a part of the path around the shore of Lake Rangsdorf has been beautifully signposted – walkers can now follow a highly visible red dot. Large quantities of wood were moved to create walkways and rails to guide visitors along specific paths around the sensitive shoreline and to close wild paths. A container-load of waste and rubbish was collected in the woods, and wooden benches made by the carers, “conservation area” signs and the few first elements in a woodland activity trail - including a balancing snake – were put up.
The international Zuelow carers – who came from Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Germany, Columbia, Malaysia, Panama, Thailand and Japan – were helped by the Rural Conservation Society and the Forestry Commission. This is the fifth consecutive time that the Landschaftspflegeverein Mittelbrandenburg e.V. (Central Brandenburg Association of Rural Conservation) and the Verein Internationale Jugendgemeinschaftsdienste / ijgd (Association for International Youth Community Projects) have jointly organised the International Workcamp. This international project is sponsored by the Berlin Airports.
As part of the construction of the new Airport BBI, Berlin Airport is working hard to maintain and improve the regional landscape and environment. Much of the conservation and environmental mitigation work is focussed on Rangsdorf, which is the gateway to the Zuelow lowlands.