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Research results: Liesbeek Parkway stormwater biofilter

Read the executive summary reporting on the efforts to improve the constructed wetland opposite Rhodes Office Park, Mowbray.

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Peninsula Paddle 2015: Sunday 7th June

Each year the Friends of the Liesbeek helps to organise the Peninsula Paddle. This event has had an important impact on rivers, vleis and canals of Cape Town. The paddle brings attention to the state of the waterways by raising … Continue reading

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Mowbray wetland needs attention

When the wetland on the western bank of the Liesbeek River in Mowbray, opposite Rhodes Office Park, was built in 1997, the intention was to provide an aesthetically pleasing public environment and perhaps a secondary thought was to intercept and … Continue reading

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Stunning scene along the Liesbeek

Photograph taken in the Boschenheuwel Arboretum (July 2011). Photo: Andrew Winter

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What the Friends of the Liesbeek have learnt over 20 years

This slide presentation was given by Kevin Winter at a public meeting to launch the Black and Vygekraal River Friends / Action group.  What the Friends of Liesbeek have learnt over 20 years (file about 6.5Mbs!)  It summarises some important lessons … Continue reading

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We paddled across the Peninsula!

It was such a fun thing to do and hopefully we raised some interest and awareness about the state of Cape Town’s waterways. En route we gathered some fascinating stories: great work being done by Zandvlei Trust; private owners along … Continue reading

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Raising awareness about Cape Town’s rivers

This is an adventure that no one else has done or at least in recent times using Cape Town’s waterways as the route. Kevin Winter (current Chair of the Friends) is kayaking from False Bay to Table Bay on 23 … Continue reading

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