|Project title||With volunteerism for the preservation of natural values in the protected areas of the Hajdúböszörmény District|
|Thematic area||Environment and sustainable development|
|Name of the organization||Green Circle – Friends of the Earth’s member|
|Postal address||4220 Hajdúböszörmény, Bocskai tér 2.|
|Project manager||Molnár Antal|
|Project timeframe||August 15th, 2013 - August 14th, 2014|
|Amount of support||4,953 €|
The poject of the Green Circle aimed at managing, monitoring as well as displaying the natural values of the 7 protected areas in the Hajdúböszörmény District. The task of the project was to provide information for the local communities about the natural values surrounding them, in order to increase their interest in nature. On the other hand the goal was to create a functional, active volunteer community that treats, manages protected areas. To reach these goals Green Circle has provided recruiting presentations, organized workshops and partiticpated with a poster presentation at various public events - targeting especially the high school students in Hajdúböszörmény and in the neighbouring towns. The association has managed to get in touch with more than 200 young people interested in volunteering, and the association wants to rely on them in the future too to carry on with its programmes that were realised due to this project. During the 1-year-long duration involving a significant amount of volunteers in some 500 working hours bird protection, confining invasive plant species and waste collection have been carried out. The most spectacular result was the clearance of a large area of Gyöngyvirágos-tölgyes forest in the framework of a volunteer camp held in Bodaszőlős.