Many of our 2020 camp experiences have been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus. We look forward to continue the gatherings when it is safe to do so. Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates. We commend the efforts by so many of us to limit the spread of the virus and send deep thanks to the healthcare workers across the globe taking care of those most affected. We see our work of bringing balance back to ecosystems as more important than ever. Our team is busy building our organizational capacity during this time so that we can share the message of regenerative land management even further. We are grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you at camp in the future.


About Ecosystem Restoration Camps

Ecosystem Restoration Camps Foundation is a Dutch non-profit foundation with hundreds of members from over 30 countries around the world, and we continue to grow. In 2017 we established Camp Altiplano, the first Ecosystem Restoration Camp in Spain, and now have a camp on every continent. Our aim is to open 100 camps by 2030.

Our structure enables us to work with an executive Board of Directors, a volunteer and financially responsible Supervisory Board and a strategic Advisory Council. We regularly work with our members in the development of the foundation to incorporate their thoughts and ideas into our strategy moving forward.

Read our organisation articles in English or in Dutch, or read more about our Policy Plan and Privacy Statement.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Board of Directors

Pieter van der Gaag


Jan Hein van der Hoeven



Ashleigh Brown

Business Development Coordinator

Egle Stropute

Marketing Coordinator

Scott Israel

Technical Coordinator

Fae Rinaldo
Fundraising Coordinator
Cristina Pianca 
Fundraising Coordinator
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Inge Kerkhof
Camp Coordinator
Oliver Goshey
Restoration Consultant
Paul Brown

Public Relations

Cath Ritchie
Communications Coordinator
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Ben Stromback
Video Production & Comms

Advisory Council

John D. Liu

Chair; Visiting Research Fellow Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO), Ecosystem Ambassador – Commonland Foundation

Tim Harland

Publisher at Permaculture Magazine

Maddy Harland

Editor of Permaculture Magazine

Ben Falk

Founder of Whole Systems Design

May East

Chief Executive of GAIA Education

Dr. John Todd

Principle of John Todd Ecological Design

Patrick Worms

Senior Science Policy and Communications Advisor at World Agro-Forestry Center (ICRAF)

Dietmar Roth

President of Alvelal Cooperative

Ronnie Cummins

Regeneration International

Andre Leu

President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

Albert Bates

The Farm Ecovillage Training Center

Charling Tao

Professor of Physics, CNRS at Centre National de la recherché scientifique

Warren Brush

Co-Founder of Quail Springs Permaculture

Lauren Tucker

Director of Product Development at White Buffalo Land Trust, Board Chair of Kiss the Ground

Daniel Wahl

Author of Designing Regenerative Cultures


Leo Van der Vlist
Director of Netherlands Institute for Indigenous People

Professor Li Rui

President of World Association for Soil and Water Conservation

Rob Wheeler

Main Representative to the United Nations, Global Ecovillage Network

Willem Ferwerda

CEO of Commonland Foundation

Bela Hatvany

Chairman of Mustardseed Trust

Brock Dolman

Co-Founder & Program Director of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

Alan Watson Featherstone

Founder of Trees for Life

Andrew Langford
Founder of Gaia University
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Liora Adler
Founder of Gaia University
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Amory Lovins
Cofounder of Rocky Mountain Institute
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Mark Cohen
Cofounder of Far Valley Farm Community Land Trust;
Founder of Belize Agroforestry Research Center
Misha Teasdale
Misha Teasdale
Founder of Greenpop
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Carl Pretorius

Managing Director of Just Trees

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Leo Horn

Head of the World Resources Institute, UK Office

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Mark Shepard

Forest Agriculture Enterprises and New Forest Farm

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Helmy Abouleish

CEO of SEKEM Initiative

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Li An Phoa

Founder of Drinkable Rivers


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Tom Duncan

CEO of Earthbanc; Co-Founder of Liquid Token; Research Fellow CRDC George Mason University (Earth Back to Eden Project)

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John Button

Permaculture Designer & Co-Founder of GreenGaiaProject

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Wouter van Eck

Designer & Co-Farmer of Food Forest Ketelbroek; Chair of Voedselbosbouw Foundation

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Sonne Copijn

Director of Bee Foundation

Michael Pillarksi
Michael “Skeeter” Pillarski

Founder of Friends of the Trees Society; Founder of Global Earth Repair Foundation


The Advisory Council gives strategic advice and guidance to the Supervisory Board and the General Assembly. John D. Liu is currently serving as director of the advisory board.

Supervisory Board

Francois Dekeuleneer
François De Keuleneer


Marieke Karssen


Erin Beasley


Steven Lang


Rhamis Kent


Jane Nakhanu Wegesa Fraser


Loucky Spit



  • Are responsible and accountable for all decisions of the Foundation.
  • Appoint a Board of Directors and oversee the day-to-day affairs of the Foundation.
  • Oversee the budget, financial planning, and reporting process.
  • Approve annual plans, financial statements, reports, and budgets.
  • Oversee strategy and help to minimize risks associated with the Foundation’s activities, regulation and compliance issues.


  • Are appointed by and are accountable to the Supervisory Board.
  • Act as a daily representative to the Foundation and are being paid for their time if that time is substantial.
  • Adopt, prepare, and execute the Foundation’s policy, within the frameworks as decided by the Supervisory Board.
  • Manage the budget of the Foundation and produce its annual reports.
  • Lead the team. 

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Contact us:

Stichting Ecosystem Restoration Foundation /
Ecosystem Restoration Camps 2020

Wechelerweg 37
7431 PD Diepenveen
The Netherlands

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