CONCF-275 Salagou Lake
Work: You will clear and uproot the shores of the lake. You will also take part in setting up other protection measures to secure biodiversity and environmental conservation in the frame of the Natura 2000 network. You will also renovate a dovecote which will become a shelter for bats.
Accommodation and food: In tents on the lake camping site. Tents will be provided but you can bring your own if you want. Bring a sleeping bag and a camping mat. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together.
Location and leisure: The lake of Salagou is located nearby Clermont l’Hérault in the Hérault valley, 40 km away from Montpellier. For more information: www.lesalagou.fr
Project hosted by: Protect fauna and flora on the shores of the wonderful Salagou Lake by setting up protection means to secure biodiversity and environmental conservation. The lake is listed by the Natura 2000 network and protected for the beauty of its landscapes and its important biodiversity. This site offers a beautiful setting in the heart of the Hérault county: lying at the foot of volcanic and red rocks hills, this area is one of the most symbolic landscapes of France and recognized all over the world for its geological characteristics. The Natura 2000 label includes a surface of 13 000 hectares in the southeast of the lake. It hosts a great number of animal and vegetal breeds including about 20 species of birds which are endangered at the European level. These birds find their home environment in the diversity of the landscape, in the agricultural or grazed areas, on the cliffs or the shores of the lake. To protect this rich biodiversity the Natura 2000 network set up measures to maintain the land characteristics and to reduce the use of phytosanitary products in vineyards. You will participate in the implementation of biodiversity protective measures nearby the lake.
Meeting point: Clermont l’Hérault bus station.
Additional comments: Do not forget your sleeping bag, working clothes, closed shoes, warm clothes for evenings, protection against the sun (hat, glasses, sunscreen) and a swim suit. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.