Volunteering opportunity in the Gippinger Grien







The Gippinger Grien is a floodplain of national importance, where rare species such as the Siberian iris and the marsh spurge grow in the reed meadows.

In addition to rare plants, neophytes also grow here – including imported plant species such as New York aster. These can spread rapidly and cause native, non-competitive species to disappear. To combat neophytes effectively, they must be removed together with the root before they can seed.

You will be rewarded with an afternoon 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

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

108 daysremaining until (registration deadline)


  • Thursday, 8. August 2024
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Session in the Gippinger Grien
Meeting-Point: Parking Area ARA, Dammweg, Leuggern

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



5316 Leuggern



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