Help the dune flora at Schiermonnikoog National Park
To put it bluntly, the original dune flora on the island of Schiermonnikoog is at risk of extinction. The dunes are slowly closing up, but open spaces are necessary to let the wind blow the sand around. This allows new dunes to form while the wind blows away so much sand in other places that small and humid dune valleys are formed, enriching plant and animal variety. In addition, there is a lot of nitrogen in the air these days, causing young plants to grow even more quickly. Disease is also decimating the rabbit population that used to graze the dunes. In short, the dune flora is suffering.
Volunteer nature work on Schiermonnikoog
If all this information makes you want to put on your hiking shoes or wellies and help the landscape, you can assist Natuurmonumenten in dune maintenance once per month. You can go every month but are also welcome to join in for a single day. You’ll work in a team at your own pace to help ensure the dune region’s continued assistance, even if you are unable to exert yourself too much. You are always welcome!
Duration: 3 hours
Participants: 10 persons