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Flamboyant Flamingos grace the Liesbeek

The developments, by Friends of the Liesbeek with the City of Cape Town, to allow flood waters easier access to the pans situated at Raapenberg Wetland, have not only assisted and benefited the community in flood alleviation but have also … Continue reading

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Sharing the Future of Urban Rivers

The 22nd of April is marked as Earth Day, a day to take a moment or two and consider your impact on the Earth. The Project Manager for the Liesbeek Maintenance Project, Jason, attended the Oaklands High School Earth Day … Continue reading

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Going Green

The harsh environment that is created when a river is canalized is often sterile and void of any aquatic life or the opportunity for  life to exist. In some countries, especially those faced with already dense urban areas, a paradigm … Continue reading

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Brandhouse make their mark along the Liesbeek

On the 03rd of October, 10 employees from Brandhouse came out and donated some of their time to cleaning up the litter along the Liesbeek River. The bank they worked on had been  cleared of dense stands of invasive vegetation, which had … Continue reading

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Students take to the river for International Coastal Cleanup

This past week saw the highlight of International Coastal Cleanup, an initiative to remove litter and debris from the world’s beaches and waterways. Since the rivers in and around the City of Cape Town all flow out to sea, one … Continue reading

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Pelican Paddle

With temperatures slowly on the increase and the sun making itself known again, whispers of summer are heard in the air. This is more evident with the fact that the  Great White Pelican’s have made a return to forage and … Continue reading

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Getting your point across on the Liesbeek River

We recently held another of our scheduled workshops along the river, which involved residents from the area between Kildare Rd and Sans Souci Rd.

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Liesbeek in all its Glory

Here are some images of the Liesbeek River after the heavy rains we received on the 07th June 2012. The following pictures give you an idea of what the “normal” state of the river compared to the recent increased in … Continue reading

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Bloomberg does a blooming good job along the Liesbeek

The Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a division of Bloomberg LP, helped the Friends of the Liesbeek plant 40 trees and weed out alien vegetation along the banks of the Liesbeek River. The trees were donated to the organisation by SANParks … Continue reading

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Re-planting along the Liesbeek River bank in Observatory

Re-planting of the cleared section along the Liesbeek River in Observatory will commence on the 2nd of April, in accordance with the arrangement between Friends of the Liesbeek and Cape Nature’s Working for Wetlands program. A number of local indigenous … Continue reading

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