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‘Life on the Liesbeek’ Walk & Talk with Phil McLean

On Friday the 7th of July, Friends of the Liesbeek will be hosting a walk & talk on the Liesbeek river in Paradise Park (click on link for directions) led by Phil McLean, FoL chairperson and invasive species specialist. The event … Continue reading

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FoL wins ‘Eco-Logic’ silver award for biodiversity and eco-community categories.

  Friends of the Liesbeek has just returned from a successful trip to Pretoria for the 2017 Eco-Logic Awards. The annual awards are hosted by Enviropaedia, a South African environmental encyclopaedia and networking platform that promotes social and environmental sustainability. … Continue reading

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Water Scarcity and Public Perceptions

Phil McLean Obviously and quite rightly, water is the topic of our latest newsletter. You would have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the dire state of our water supply, right? We all understand the problem … Continue reading

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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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