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Witches' Claws




Volunteering Type


Vegetarian Food

Nearest Airport

Montpellier (MPL)

18 - 99

25/09/2024 - 11/10/2024





Nearest Bus/Train Station

Leucate la Franqui train station 11370

The project

This project will enable you to carry out several activities: opening up the environment (cutting down trees), delimiting the protected area from the area frequented by kitesurfers, for example (installing wooden barriers), and uprooting invasive species to enable endemic species (flora or fauna) to reproduce. The aim of the project is to preserve the area around the pond, whether through visitor management or plant management. You will work 25h/week.

Accommodation & food

You'll be staying in a gîte provided by the local council, just a few minutes from the Mediterranean Sea. There are dormitories, sanitary facilities and a kitchen. Meals will be provided and prepared in turn by participants.

Location & leisure

You'll be located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Etang de Salses Leucate, close to Perpignan and the Pyrenees.

Leisure activities: As the workcamp will take place in a protected area, the majority of leisure activities will involve discovering the surrounding nature (flora and fauna), as well as the culinary heritage. Transport will also be provided for outings and leisure activities. Local residents and elected representatives will be invited and encouraged to take part in the project (welcome, mutual aid, solidarity and exchanges).

Project host

This international project is organised in partnership with the Syndicat mixte Rivage and the commune of Le Barcarès, on the banks of the Etang de Salses Leucate, a protected wetland renowned for its varied biodiversity. The partnership between the Rivage syndicat mixte and the REV has existed for several years. The syndicate regularly collaborates with REV on the organization of international workcamps and other one-off events. The two organizations are used to working together, and share the same values and ambitions. In addition to removing invasive species (witch's claw, yucca, prickly pear, agave, etc.), the aim of this year's workcamp will be to help set up measures to protect and enhance the site's existing biodiversity (e.g. trail development). As the work is weather-related, tasks are generally defined at the start of the project.


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