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A FOL update

The Friends of the Liesbeek are often mistaken as the authority wrt to the environmental management of the Liesbeek. Perhaps, it is an honor for this small donor funded organisation to be recognized as such having worked tirelessly for over … Continue reading

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Liveable Urban Waterways

This video forms part of a Living Lab series in an Orange Knowledge Project called Bridging the Waters. We explore how to transform an urban canal into a river. One of the labs involved the Liesbeek along Rosebank.

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11th Annual Peninsula Paddle

The 4th of October saw for the 11th Peninsula Paddle whereby a select few representatives from Future Water UCT, Khayelitsha Canoe Club, Sea The Bigger Picture, City of Cape Town and environmental advocates paddled from Muizenberg to Milnerton via Cape … Continue reading

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2020 AGM

This year’s AGM was held on Zoom as per COVID-19 regulations, a first for FoL. We thank all those who attended as well as our very special guest speaker Dean Impson, A Cape Nature Senior Scientist on Indigenous fresh-water fish … Continue reading

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A Brave New World

Maxxor.com have been hosting our website and email for a long long time. It all started off as a year free hosting that I won in a competition and donated to FOL. maxxor kept up the free hosting and support … Continue reading

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River Walk with Fynbos Phil in Paradise Park

On Thursday the 5th of October, FoL Chair Phil McLean, affectionately known as FynbosPhil will be leading a river walk inside Paradise Park. Paradise Park is one of the pride and joys of the Liesbeek river corridor thanks to the Friends … Continue reading

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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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