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Alliance Spain SVIMA021 ENVI 01.07.2008 15.07.2008 18-26


Code: SVIMA021 Year: 2008


Location: Rascafria

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.


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.

91- 8691511

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