Author Archives: Admin (Trev)

About Admin (Trev)

I am the Vice-Chairman of The Friends of the Liesbeek

Kevin talks to 567’s John Maytham

FOL Chair and one of 4 intrepid Peninsula Paddlers talked briefly to John Maytham on Cape Talk 567 recently. Here what he had to say. The MP3 file will play (stream) in the player below and is about 6MB in … Continue reading

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Some more pictures from the Peninsula Paddle

Well done to Kevin and the team of paddlers for a great effort. Here are some more shots of the paddlers at the Bridge over the Liesbeek near The River Club

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AGM 2010: Report from the Chair

Friends of Liesbeek – 17th Annual General Meeting Report from the Chairperson: Kevin Winter Tuesday 11 May 2010 Enviro Centre, Valkenburg Hospital Grounds, Observatory  Dear Friends It is with some satisfaction that I report on the activities of the Friends … Continue reading

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FOL joins the WordPress revolution

After having served us very well for over 2 and half years, out little old blogging platform FlatPress has been replaced by Shiny New WordPress install. Its taken me the better part of today to perform the upgrade and its … Continue reading

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State of the environment competition results

A big congratulation must go out to the Liesbeek Maintenance Project team and the Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area team for coming forth in the State of the environment competition. Well done to you all.

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State of the environment competition

State of our environment competition During September 2009, the Liesbeek Maintenance team were involved with the preparation for the State of our environment competition to be held at the Two Oceans Aquarium in October 2009. Participants had to identify every … Continue reading

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Flood, sweat and clear

On 12 July 2009 the Liesbeek burst its banks, flooding most sections of the Liesbeek trail and causing considerable damage to the banks of the river and a number of properties in Rondebosch.

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The Liesbeek Floods Its Banks

On Sunday at about 5pm the Liesbeek burst its banks at the bridge next to the Observatory. The River Club had been evacuated and their entire car park was under water up to waist deep.

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Bird Spotting

Sunday 7 June 2009 Kevin Winter our Chair writes:- We had an excellent afternoon visiting the bird hide overlooking the Raapenberg Sanctuary. Brilliant to see the water level and that our efforts (James and Maintenance Team!) were working so well. … Continue reading

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Purple on the Loose causes Strife!

Liz Wheeler writes:- Over the last two or so years I had notice the occasional small pretty plant flowering during summer in the shallow parts of the Liesbeek in the Rondebosch area. This Summer past it just suddenly proliferated in … Continue reading

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