Volunteers wanted to guide visitors through Hallerbos
The forest in Halle, known for its gorgeous display of bluebells every April, is in need of stewards to remind visitors to stay on the paths
Millions of bluebells, part of the hyacinth family, bloom in the undergrowth of the forest every April, producing a vivid violet-blue carpet of flowers. The natural phenomenon has become a major attraction for tourists and locals alike, leading to concerns about the state of the forest.
There is a ban on picking the flowers, but access to the forest is not restricted. Some visitors not only stray from the designated paths, they take flowers home with them.
Volunteers who can speak Dutch are required for weekends and holidays from 15 April to 7 May to guide visitors through the maze of paths and remind them about the rules. Interested parties can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 658 24 60 by 6 March.
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