The Biosphere Reserve, invited by Frandevco, got involved with the educational component of the river clean-up program in Franschhoek today. Three-hundred youth listened to a lively interactive talk aimed to create awareness of where water comes from and what they can do to keep the river in their neighbourhood clean. Why it gets dirty.
Driving past Theewaterskloof Dam, sand and dust swirl in the air at huge heights. The dam is continually adapted to keep water flowing and there is now visible evidence that areas of the dam are unable to recover from the ongoing drought. The swirling dust indicates a significant change in the ecosystem that, while on a smaller scale, mirrors a natural phenomenon elsewhere: sand storms.