International Coastal Cleanup is on Saturday 17th September. FOL have participated for several years as a result of an article in the newspaper stating that the litter on the beaches of Robben Island came from the Liesbeek. We have usually done a cleanup on Lagoon Beach down towards the mouth of the Salt River Canal. You get there by traveling along Marine Drive towards Milnerton and turning toward the sea at the Otto du Plessis / Boundary Roads intersection. Follow the road around and turn first right. We will be there from early till it’s clean – so come and give us a hand!
Another Clean-up will take place at Observatory from 9h00.
Heritage Day 24th September
The Friends of the Liesbeek will be meeting on Saturday 24th September at the gate at the South African Astronomical Observatory at 17h00 for an outing to the bird hide on the Raapenberg Wetland. We will also launch our participation in the MyBirdPatch Facebook page. This is a virtual atlas where everyone can log on, ask questions and note the birds found in their backyards, and is coordinated by Les Underhill from the ADU at UCT. For more information see http://mybirdpatch.adu.org.za/.