Enjoying the first day of summer and preparing the Langidalur volunteer camp… in between the snow showers.
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We have taken a few minutes break from reading applications to post a quick reminder…
The deadline for applications for our 2016 team is now only 2 weeks away with the closing date on January 31st. If you would like to join us this summer, please get in touch.
Full details and application forms can be found here… https://trailteam.is/opportunities/
As the first snow arrives in Thórsmörk, our season comes to an end. Just a few more days now until packing and closing are completed. Sadly, it is finally time for us to hang up our orange waterproofs and head home…
News about our 2016 programme will be published here on December 19th.
Preparation work at the volunteer camp stopped briefly on Thursday, so that we could celebrate the volunteer programme’s third birthday with chocolate cake and coffee (a welcome break from working on the roof of the volunteer hut in freezing cold temperatures).
Established by the Icelandic Forest Service (Skógrækt ríkisins) in 2012 as a pilot project, the programme now recruits, trains and leads volunteers on trail maintenance and nature conservation projects throughout Thórsmörk, Goðaland and beyond. In 2014, over 240 weeks of volunteer work were completed.
We would like to thank our volunteers and friends for all their hard work and support over these three amazing years.
(The cake was extremely good…)
Our search for trails free from snow lead this season’s first volunteer team to Hjálpafoss in Þjorsadalur, where we have been working on Forest Service (Skógrækt ríkisins) trail projects in recent days. Our work included landscaping around the newly built trails at Hjálpafoss and general maintenance tasks there. This project was the first time that our teams have worked away from our home area around Þórsmörk, Goðaland and the Laugavegur, since our programme began three years ago.
We would like to thank the team for joining us, for braving the cold conditions, for their hard work… and for digging the car out of the snow so many times!
Now we are warmed up and ready for the summer!