The Hirondelle association has been involved in environmental issues in the Pays de Retz Atlantique since 1995. This organisation, certified as a popular education organisation and signatory of the GRAINE quality standard in 2012, has over 190 members.
Its main tasks are :
- Environmental and sustainable development education for the general public and schoolchildren (nature walks, activities, workshops, events, etc.).
- Knowledge of the territory (fauna and flora inventories, environmental monitoring, etc.).
- Territorial action and eco-citizenship (training, creation and participation in events on Sustainable Development...).
Hirondelle is also an information, resource and reception centre.
In order to carry out these different missions, the association relies on a team of three salaried employees, volunteers and several technical and financial partners.