Volunteering opportunity in the Weerd-Fischergrien


Kleindöttingen - Böttstein (AG)





The Weerd-Fischergrien is a floodplain of national importance characterized by open areas with ponds.

In addition to rare plants, invasive neophytes also grow here, including imported plant species such as the one-year fleabane. Some of these species can spread rapidly and cause native, non-competitive species to disappear. To combat this problem effectively, they must be removed together with the root before they can seed.

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

6 spacesare still free (out of a total of 10)

80 daysremaining until (registration deadline)


  • Tuesday, 9. July 2024
  • 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 invasive neophytes.

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 - Böttstein (AG)



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