International camp at Karula National Park: Himalayan balsam

01. juuli - 03. juuli 2022

This camp will be carried out in English and the participants will be from various countries. The Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a non-native invasive plant species that has spread to Estonian nature from the gardens. It spreads quickly and competes with the local flora for habitats, forcing the latter to disappear.

Luckily, the Himalayan balsam can be easily removed by plucking and this method has been proved effective over the years. ELF's volunteers have plucked up the Himalayan balsam in Karula since 2017 and the results have been promising so far.

Karula National Park is famous for its vast forests and hilly landscape. This region is also an important habitat for the black stork (Ciconia nigra), which is a rare bird species in Estonia. The Estonian traditions and the old way of life are still alive in Karula. Historical farmhouses, old wagon trails, the local dialect, and smoke saunas are still here. The worksite in Karula is next to a lake: bring Your swimwear!

It is possible to elongate Your stay and continue the same work at Otepää Nature Park on July 3-6. If You participate in both camps, use the 10% discount code "SARITALGUD".

This nature volunteering camp is funded by Environmental Investment Centre.
Pole saadaval
Add donation
10 €
Waiting list

How can I participate?

After clicking the "Register to camp" button, a yellow stripe will appear at the top of the page. It is possible to add several camps into the cart. Clicking on the yellow stripe will direct You to the cart where You can insert Your contact information and pay for the camp.

The registration sheet is only available in Estonian and here are the translations:
* Nimi = Name
* E-post = E-mail
* Vanus = Age
* Telefon = Phone number
* Asula, kust stardid talgutele = Location (city, town, or village)
* Olen talgutel varem osalenud = I have participated in ELF's camps before
* Eritoitumine = Special dietary requirements (allergies, gluten, lactose, vegetarian, vegan, etc)
* Muu info ja kommentaarid = Remarks and comments
* Nõustun üld- ja tagasimaksmise tingimustega = I agree with the terms and conditions

* Sooduskood / Rakenda = Discount code / Apply
* Edasi maksma = Proceed with payment
* Soorita tellimus = Make the purchase (Tasu arvega = Pay with a bill)

If the group is already full, You can add Your information to the waiting list and we will contact You if there is a vacancy.
Толока для ремонта ограды на Осмуссааре International camp at Otepää Nature Park: Himalayan balsam