Friends Group Workshop

by | Nov 4, 2011 | Announcement

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A warm invitation to attend our

Saturday 12 November, 10h00 – 13h00

The Friends of the Liesbeek will be leading our November Friends Group Workshop in celebration of their 20th anniversary!   This ‘workshop with a difference’ will begin with a slow and gentle walk-and-talk along the beautiful upper reaches of the Liesbeek River down to Paradise Park in Hiddingh/Newlands, visiting the riverine park managed by Joan Parker from the Bishopscourt Village Residents Association en route.

With input from Friends, some topics for possible discussion along the way are:

* Management of urban wetlands and rivers
* Invasive vegetation
* Dealing with inappropriate urban development
* Some interesting snippets about the Liesbeek

Suggestions for other topics are welcome!

The walk will be followed by an early picnic lunch in the arboretum beneath the stone cottages from 12h00 to 13h00 during which time Friends can share news, discuss other topics, and network. You are welcome to stay on thereafter to network further and to explore the area.


Meet in the small car park on Winchester Avenue at 10h00.
Directions: From the M3, turn onto Rhodes Drive and travel towards Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.  Near the entrance to Kirstenbosch, turn into Kirstenbosch Drive at the Stone Cottages and Church of the Good Shepherd.  Turn first right into Winchester Avenue.

In the event of rain, please do still meet in Winchester Avenue and we will proceed as a group to the nearby Kirstenbosch Lion’s Club Hall and ‘workshop’ there.

Bring along walking shoes, a hat, a windproof jacket, a liquid refreshment and a picnic lunch.

Return transport will be available back up to the car park for drivers and those needing it.

For directions or queries on the day please call Catherine on 082 321 2794.

Please RSVP to Sandy by Friday 11 November:  call 021 701 1397 or e-mail [email protected]

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