Volunteering opportunity in the “Weerd/Fischergrien” relict floodplain







The Weerd-Fischergrien is a floodplain of national importance characterized by open areas with ponds that benefit rare species such as the yellow-bellied toad.

For the ponds to remain attractive to these species, they must receive plenty of sunlight, for which reason shrub growth must be prevented. To control these saplings (willows and poplars) effectively, they must be fully uprooted and removed.

You will be rewarded with a snack and a 30-minute guided tour of the BirdLife nature center at the Klingnauer reservoir. Thank you in advance for your support!

Current project status

Project progress

13 spacesare still free (out of a total of 20)

28 daysremaining until (registration deadline)


  • Monday, 6 november, 2023
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Weerd-Fischergrien, 5314 Kleindöttingen (Aargau canton) 

Meeting point on Google Maps

How it will work:

  • 9:00–9:15 a.m. Introduction 
  • 9:15–12:00 noon Morning session
  • 12:00–12:45 p.m. Lunch in the field (own picnic)
  • 12:45–2:45 p.m. Afternoon session 
  • 2:45–3:10 p.m. Walk to the BirdLife nature center at the Klingnauer reservoir
  • 3:10–3:30 p.m. Snack break (offered by the Nature Center)
  • 3:30–4:00 p.m. Guided tour of the BirdLife nature center at the Klingnauer reservoir with nature watch


An employee will explain your tasks on the day.


You will be assisted and accompanied by an employee of the BirdLife nature center at the Klingnauer reservoir. 


Removal of saplings (willows and poplars). 

What you’ll need:

Motivation to perform light physical work (4 to 5 hours).


  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • A packed lunch


  • In the case of known allergies to pollen or contact with plants, an antiallergic drug may be necessary.
  • As a precaution, you are advised to wear clothing that covers your whole body and to use tick repellent.


Source: BirdLife-Naturzentrum Klingnauer Stausee

Meeting point


5314 Kleindöttingen



09:00 - 16:00 o'clock

Project language

German, English

To registration

Our project partner:
BirdLife Naturzentrum Klingnauer Stausee / AG

With 67,000 members, BirdLife Switzerland is one of the largest nature conservation organizations in Switzerland. The network brings together 440 local nature conservation associations, 19 cantonal associations and two national organizations. Their members are all members of BirdLife Switzerland