Alliance Spain SVIMA021 ENVI 01.07.2008 15.07.2008 18-26
Code: SVIMA021 Year: 2008
Name: LOS BATANES I
Project: ENVI - Environmental
Initial Date: 01-07-2008 Final Date: 15-07-2008
Min Age: 18 Max Age: 26 Places: 12
Description of Workcamp:
REGION.- Region of Madrid. Province of Madrid.
GOALS.- To transmit the concept of sustainability through a real
and tangible example of land management as a long-term means of
survival for resources and therefore for people. This overall
objective may be broken down into the following specific goals:
Developing attitudes of respect towards traditional models for
managing the environment.
Promoting educational processes and awareness-building,
integration and cohabitation among the participants.
According value to voluntary, group and interdisciplinary work.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK.-
Work at “Giner de los Rнos” Arboretum: wood maintenance using
linseed, fruit picking, checking fencing, growing samples from
cuttings, seed cleaning.
Work in Rascafrнa forest: building shepherd’s hut, stone walling
for sheep-keeping, building coal shelter, wood maintenance of
trades’ path, bramble clearing from ditches, cleaning of dead
leaves and grass from lime-kiln, renovation of charcoal kiln.
Tasks in the agro-ecology resources area: fruit picking, tree
water-basin cleaning, maintenance work in traditional vegetable
garden and nursery, repair and replacement of wood and wire
fencing, cleaning of plots of land and groundwork.
Others: Maintenance and replacement of nesting boxes. Learning
about wrens and their role in the ecosystem.
OTHER ACTIVITIES.- Visits to Madrid, in order to know the town.
Excursions to places with tourist interest. Workshops.
ACCOMMODATION/FOOD.- In the Youth Hostel ґLos Batanesґ - Building
ґLos Batanesґ (opposite El Paular Monastery) - 28740-Rascafrнa
LOCATION.- The Youth Hostel is located in the municipal district
of Rascafrнa (Lozoya Valley), 2 Km. from the village of Rascafrнa
and 200 m. from El Paular Monastery. There is a wood of oak trees
beside the Youth Hostel, near the Aguilуn stream.
TRAVELLING INSTRUCTIONS.- By bus from Madrid, route
Madrid-Rascafrнa (ALSA Company - Tel. 902422242). Bus stop: Plaza
de Castilla. Timetable: Monday to friday: 10.00, 14.00h and
18.00h. Saturday: 08.00h and 18.00h. Sunday:08.00h and 15.00h.
MEETING POINT.- The first day at 20.15h. close to the supermarket
ґMirasierraґ, situated in a square named Plaza de Espaсa, in
Rascafrнa. The bus from Madrid stops very close to the square.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN.- English and spanish.
THINGS TO BRING.- Sleeping bag, insulation mat, work clothes,
adequate shoes (sports, working and bathing),work gloves,
raincoat, hat, sun glasses, towel and personal toiletteries,
flashlight, waterbottle, books, musical instruments,
international sanitary card for the EU volunteers.
EMERGENCY CONTACTS.- Youth Hostel ґLos Batanesґ. Building ґLos
Batanesґ(opposite El Paular Monastery) - 28740-RASCAFRIA - Tel.