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.
With the continued lack of rainfall in the middle of a drought season, the dams in the Western Cape are critically low and water restrictions are becoming severe.
On Saturday, 27th of January 2018, Field Guides Association of South Africa had its biannual meeting at Tygerberg Nature Reserve, one of the few surviving pockets that host Swartland Shale Renosterveld. This event is a great opportunity to network and is a platform for lectures and discussions. The theme for this year’s meeting – Innovation and Courage!