managed by U. Blum (Communication)
The Storchenclub Rühstädt e.V. (stork club) is a charitable organisation, founded in 1990 with the aim to protect the White Stork species by creating and protecting breeding and feeding sites in the vicinity of Rühstädt. For decades Rühstädt has been host to the largest stork colony in Germany and was awarded the title "European stork village" in 1996. Most of the activities and measures (nest maintenance, information and education, creating new habitats, ringing of young storks) are carried out on a voluntary basis by members of the stork club.