Yangtze River Headwaters Volunteering Day 20 长江源志愿工作第20天

This is a series of journals recording my days in the Yangtze River Headwaters volunteering project. I will try to update every day but there might be delays in the days I work in the wild without the internet. I’m also trying to write bilingual if time allows. Like it? Follow my Instagram (@anar.chica.yichenguo) for updates!
这是我参与长江源志愿工作的一系列记录。我争取每日更新,但在野外工作没有网络的那些日子会有延迟。在时间允许的情况下,也会尽量使用中英双语。喜欢的话,关注我的Ins账号(@anar.chica.yichenguo)获取更新吧!

It turned out I’m back in town. I was so reluctant to leave Bende Lake that I almost cried. But I had to go sooner or later anyway, and provide opportunity for other volunteers to experience this natural beauty as well.

There were only me and Mr. Yang Xin on our way back, so I took this opportunity to ask for his opinions and advices on environmental protection. At the same time, I double confirmed my decision not to go back to normal companies. In general, a good project starts with personal interest, after a tough beginning and making actual contributions, support will come widely and strongly. For example, Mr. Yang started with outdoor adventures, and now doing extreme environmental protection. Green River has even more professional outdoor skills than many professional outdoor teams. After making contributions protecting the Tibetan gazelles, they’ve gained the recognition and financial support from the government. Mr. Yang has given me good precious advices that I will digest and think through.

In the evening I was lucky to meet the legendary ‘miracle doctor’ Han Mei. This 140cm tall little old lady of the Zang minority (nick name of her in the documentaries) is very friendly, diligent, and energetic. Right after dropping off her luggage, she carried a medicine box to go from room to room and ask how everyone was. Her lovely personality has made it easy for her to get around anywhere she goes.

Sleep early today and get up early tomorrow to welcome a new day on duty. The Bende Lake should come into my dream tonight.


果然还是回了唐镇。离开班德湖的时候不舍得快哭了。但总归是要离开的,也要留给其他志愿者体验大美的机会。

回程的路上只有我和杨老师。我便借机讨教了一番做环保的心得。同时也再一次坚定了自己不想回普通公司的意志。总的来说,以自己感兴趣的事情为契机,经过一番万事开头难的艰辛,做出一些实际的事情以后,就会获得更广泛且强力的支持。比如杨老师从户外探险开始,到现在极限的环保,绿色江河拥有比许多专业的户外队更专业的户外技术。在可可西里保护藏羚羊,做出实际的成绩后,得到政府的认可和支持。一路上还得到了不少宝贵建议,值得我认真考虑一番。

晚上幸运地在保护站见到了传说中的高原神医寒梅大夫。这个身高一米四的藏族小老太太(纪录片里对她的昵称)非常热情、敬业,精气神十足。自己的行李刚撂下就端着药箱挨个房间问大家的情况。人见人爱的性格让她到了哪里都能轻松地和大家打成一片。

早睡早起,迎接值班的明天。今夜应该会梦到班德湖吧。

By volunteer Zhang Xuebin
摄影/志愿者张雪彬

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