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Biotope maintanence


Salgesch / VS, Parc naturel Pfyn-Finges





Make an active contribution to the valuable natural and cultural landscape in Valais! Get actively involved in the preservation and enhancement of nature in the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park!

At the beginning of October we are looking for volunteers to maintain a varied ecological compensation area in the vineyards of Salgesch. These areas have different habitats with a lot of diversity and are extremely valuable in the otherwise homogeneous vineyards.

Together with you, we want to carry out ecological maintenance of these areas on October 8. After an introduction to the correct use of the tools, we will be hands on.

Help to preserve the valuable habitat for many species!


  • Saturday, 8. October 2022
  • From 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


  • Parc naturel Pfyn-Finges
  • Salgesch train station (https://goo.gl/maps/vYEGZqAvrZrZRSdf8)

How it will work:

  • The meeting point is in the parking lot of the train station in Salgesch.
  • There you will be welcomed by a Park employee and together we will walk to the site in the vineyards.
  • After an introduction to the topic, we will spend the day doing biotope care.
  • Of course, there will be a lunch break and other short breaks. Please bring your own food and drink.


  • The introduction takes place on site.
  • The working material is provided on site by the nature park.


  • Volunteers are supervised on site by Park staff.
  • A supervision ratio of one supervisor to 10 participants is always strived for.


  • Hedge maintenance, dry and wetland maintenance
  • neophyte control
  • creation of log piles, etc.

What you'll need:

  • No previous experience is necessary.
  • Desire to work in nature.
  • oderate physical fitness are required.


  • weather appropriate clothing (sun or rain protection)
  • long trousers and arm-length top
  • sturdy work shoes, which may get dirty
  • own catering (food and drink)



08:30 - 16:30 Uhr

Project language

German, French, English

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Our project partners
Parc Naturel Pfyn-Finges

Twelve nature park communities have received the Regional Nature Park of National Importance Award for their unique and outstanding natural and landscape values. They want to preserve and enhance the traditional cultural and natural landscapes, to promote development of the economy fit for their grandchildren and sensitise and educate their inhabitants.