A new Jewish National Fund (JNF) program allows tourists to be “forester for a day” and help prevent fires and keep Israel green.
The JNF – known as Keren KaYemet L’Yisroel in Hebrew – said the ecological program runs for 2-3 hours a day and is open during the day until 3 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until noon on Friday.
Program participants will have the opportunity to work side-by-side in groups with JNF foresters to clear underbrush, prune trees, prepare fire breaks and forest paths in the Carmel Region forest, located immediately east of Haifa.
The forester for a day program is suitable for groups of 15 – 150 and is available in English, French, German and Spanish, at a cost of $18 per person.
Each participant will receive a JNF hat, pin and certificate of appreciation after completing the program.
JNF original work in planting tress has broadened over the years and it now is also involved I creating open spaces, recreation areas and appreciation for Israel’s natural and cultural heritage.
Its work in Israel is concentrated in water, forestry and environment, education, community development and security, tourism and recreation and research and development.