Category Archives: Environment

Information

We often receive calls from people regarding incidents on the river. CONTACT PERSONS AND NUMBERS Liesbeek Maintenance Project: Jason 0846618264; info@fol.org.za or secretary@fol.org.za; Ntobeko 0710419424. Water Pollution: Brian February (Bishopscourt to N2 Mowbray) 0216841077/0834688243 Johan Marthinus (N2 to Table Bay) … Continue reading

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Friends keep Liesbeeck River pretty for 20 years

This article was presented in the Tatler on 3 November – download the original pdf here (2MB). TATLER.pg4_3_nov_2011 – Southern Suburbs Tatler, Cape Community Newspapers, Independent Newspapers (Cape) A group of individuals 20 years ago changed the course of the … Continue reading

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News from the City: Project to clean up city rivers gets afloat

The Cape Times ran the following article on October 20 2011 at 11:35am Project to clean up city rivers gets afloat Babalo Ndenze Metro Writer THE city council has employed 400 people to clean 14 of its most polluted rivers … Continue reading

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26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Saturday

Friends of the Liesbeek joined staff from the Plastics Federation in cleaning a stretch of beach outside the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton. Chester and Clemecia from Nature Conservation joined me as we did our little bit to help clean … Continue reading

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More on SUDS

Professor Neil Armitage’s talk on SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) raised so many important points that I want to expand on the topic. In the UK much research has been done, and one very interesting report available on the Internet … Continue reading

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Liesbeek Mud Pollution

How does this……………………………………………………. get into the Liesbeek? The reality is that  the storm water drains vent into the Liesbeek and for a long time  city engineers have treated the Liesbeek as a storm water drain itself, opting to canalise and … Continue reading

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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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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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Environmental Education

St Georges Grammer and Rhodes high school walk, 16 April 2010 Friday 16 April 2010 saw about 40 grade 11 learners from St Georges Grammer and Rhodes high schools enjoying an educational walk along the upper reaches of the Liesbeek … Continue reading

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