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FOL Annual General Meeting 24th June 2014

  Annual General Meeting 2014 Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting. Every seat was filled and the presentations and discussions were lively. Chairman Phil McLean gave us a short summary of the year’s challenges and successes; Grant Irlam, … Continue reading

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WINTER NEWSLETTER and AGM

The Friends of the Liesbeek AGM Tuesday 24 June 18h00 Enviro Centre Dalton Gibbs will be speaking on Erica verticillata and the restoration of wetlands. Please join us for this important meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you again. … Continue reading

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Valkenberg Redevelopment

Final BAR of the Proposed Redevelopment Of Valkenberg Hospital, (D:EA&DP Reference Number: 16/3/1/1/A7/17/3064/12) YOUR INVITATION TO PARTAKE IN THE PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD OF THE FINAL BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME. DATES:              29 November 2013 – 9th January 2014 … Continue reading

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The Envirocentre

The Envirocentre on the Valkenburg Hospital grounds has always been an important base for environmental groups, facilitating open discussion and innovation for almost two decades. Read Emma Bryce’s report Envirocentre_Bryce. The recent Open House held by Chand to comply with … Continue reading

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Liesbeek River Cleaning A[n Observatory] Community Project – NINTH CLEANING DAY, Saturday 7 SEPTEMBER 2013

Hello hello, It is time to do another Liesbeek River Cleaning Day! The flooding that has happened recently will for sure keep us busy this Saturday. Please see attached some photos taken by the Friends of the Liesbeek on the … Continue reading

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Peninsula Paddle 2013

Support the Peninsula Paddle on Sunday 9th June! Here is the route : 2013-peninsula-paddle-route-details-with-spectator-points and the map: 2013-peninsula-paddle-route-map The Friends of the Liesbeek will be providing hot soup and rolls at Milnerton Boat Club. Come and join us! For more … Continue reading

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Workshop 18th October

Thank you to all who participated in the workshop. We enjoyed a lovely walk  for more than an hour over the grassy fields to the Liesbeek and upriver towards River Park, returning on the other bank of the river, over … Continue reading

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Rondebosch Workshop

The workshop on the Rondebosch stretch of the Liesbeek was very instructive. We walked from the Rondebosch Library towards the river via the Belmont Office Park. I was very interested to hear that this area had been a flour mill … Continue reading

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Lots to do on the Liesbeek!

The coming week is filled with interesting events: Monday 27th August GreenDrinks at Josephine Mill at 18h30 for 19h00 Wednesday 29th August FOL Workshop and Tour of SABreweries, Newlands 14h00 Friday 31st of August Full Moon Bike Ride along the … Continue reading

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Newlands Workshop

Workshop on the Liesbeek: This workshop took place on Wednesday 29/08/2012 Location: the SA Breweries, Newlands, corner of Main Rd and Boundary Road. Time: from 14h00 to 18h00. The workshop started with a 1-hour tour of the SA Breweries , … Continue reading

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