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Jumping the Water Gun

Conor Eastment  The beginning of 2017 in Cape Town has certainly been dominated by drought. With dam levels reaching 33% for the area as of beginning March, and a potentially dry winter forecast, the ‘doomsday preppers’ are certainly in their … Continue reading

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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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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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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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