Welcome to a rewilding trip to Oravasuo, Ähtäri!
A trip to the bog in September offers a concrete opportunity to participate in the fight against the effects of climate change, get to know the creatures of the bog and help build safe havens for them.
Oravasuo and the connected Siltaneva and Rasinneva will be restored under the leadership of Snowchange Cooperative as shoveling work. The work will start in September 2022. Oravasuo is Baltic Circle’s nature restoration site, a multi-species community and a living stage where the small and silent are in the spotlight.
There is a bus transport from Helsinki to the event, and on the trip you will stay in shared spacious tents, by the fire. Pack a wool base layer, rainproof outdoor clothing, gloves, flashlight or headlamp, sleeping pad and bag, as well as personal sauna and sleeping accessories. A bog is a wet and difficult terrain; be prepared with sturdy, waterproof and high-top shoes. In addition to the bog, the setting for the event is provided by its neighboring estate, Vanha Väätänen, which has been inhabited since 1565.
Our rewilding guides on the trip are lecturer Tero Mustonen, one of the main editors of the sixth IPCC climate report of the UN, and M.Sc. (Geography) Kaisu Mustonen, who is specialised in the knowledge held by women about the development of environmental diversity.
The event is part of Baltic Circle’s multi-year project, Wild Trippers, which focuses on introducing progressive environmental information and strengthening the social community in the fight against climate change. It encourages everyday environmental activism by inviting individuals and communities to low-threshold activities and sharing observations. The project is implemented alongside the restoration program of the independent, non-profit Snowchange Cooperative.
By the support of Nordisk kulturfond.