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Anti-Erosion Workshop with the ONF | Women's Bouldering Festival 2021

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Trois-Pignons : Gorge aux Châts

Chemin de la Gorge aux Chats

77123 Noisy-sur-École

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Join us for a day of giving back to the Fontainebleau Forest! Fight erosion and help preserve the fragile ecosystem.

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For the fourth year running, the Women's Bouldering Festival organises an anti-erosion workshop with the French National Forestry Office (ONF). This year, in association with CLAC, we will work at the popular bouldering site of Gorge aux Châts to build paths and anti-erosion structures that will protect the vegetation and stabilise the rocks.

More than 13 million people visit the site every year and the local ecosystem is under tremendous strain. The National Forestry Office needs volunteers to help fight erosion caused by human activity. This is your chance to give back to the Forest and learn from foresters about its protection. An active rest day and lots of fun - all for a higher purpose! Attendance is free but please consider making a donation that will support the association behind the Women's Bouldering Festival, the organiser of this workshop.

What will we do?

Build paths and wood/stone structures that will prevent the soil from sliding. These structures can last up to 100 years and protect the ecosystem against the negative effect of human activity.

How will we do it?

The day involves carrying heavy stones and logs, pushing wheel-barrows, digging holes, cutting wood, etc. This of it as a *very* active rest day. Bring your energy and psyche!

Why is it important?

The foresters need volunteer help to counteract the negative effects of human activity on recreation sites. One day of hard work can ensure that the ecosystem will be protected for many years to come against soil erosion which is detrimental to the trees, plants and little creatures that live among them.

Is it for me?

If you are injured, or have a disability, you are very welcome at the workshop! There are various tasks to perform requiring various levels of physical strain and together we will find a way for you to participate.

Please note that wheelchair and buggy access to the site is limited but if you feel adventurous, we can make it happen :)

What to bring

Clothing for any weather that you are not afraid to make dirty. Shoes that will protect your toes against dropping something heavy on them (for example, hiking boots or sneakers, but not sandals). Plenty of water and lunch.

In association with CLAC

Because of the scale of the work needed at Gorge aux Châts, this year the workshop will span two days. The first day will be Sunday, 19. September organised by climbing club CLAC (book your attendance here). The Women's Bouldering Festival will take over the following day, continuing the work on Monday, 20. September.

Inclusivity

People with disabilities, families with children and pets are welcome.

Priority of attendance is given to women, non-binary persons, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

More than anything, we need psyche and good-will, so come whoever you are, remembering that all events organised as part of the Women's Bouldering Festival are a safe space for all. This

COVID-19

This event is subject to last minute changes to to regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rules for attendance (for example, mask wearing) will be announced closer to the date.


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Trois-Pignons : Gorge aux Châts

Chemin de la Gorge aux Chats

77123 Noisy-sur-École

France

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The Women's Bouldering Festival is organised by l'Association Internationales des Bleausardes, a non-profit organisation registered in France in light of the law of 1901.

 

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