Big Friends Group Event-16th February

06 Feb 2019 Posted by in News and Events | Comments

Greetings All,

Sharing a VERY, VERY interesting event planned for the 16th February – look forward to getting great support from our local FOZR group..



Dear WESSA Members, Affiliated Friends Groups and their Members,                                      
We are delighted to invite all our Members and all our Affiliated Friends Groups and their Members to our next Big Friends Group (BFG) Event, Coastal Matters co-hosted with Friends of Blaauwberg Conservation Area (FoBCA).The event will be held on Saturday the 16th of February at the Atlantic Beach Country Club in Melkbosstrand.  

Join the optional guided walk to learn about the complexities of maintaining an eco estate, such as the Atlantic Beach Country Club. Cost: R50
(Includes all talks, refreshments at 9 am and 11 am, and optional walk at 8 am.)

There will be an optional light vegetarian lunch at R95 per person. Please select your option via the RSVP link below.

9 AM for 9:30 AM


Atlantic Beach Country Club
1 Fairway Drive, off Birkenhead Drive
33.7399° S, 18.4529° E
Tel: 021 553 2223
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RSVP by Wed 13 February

8:00  Arrival for optional 8:15 am walk

9:00  Registration and refreshments

9:30  Proceedings begin. Welcome by Phil McLean of WESSA Western Cape Members Committee and Chair of Friends of Liesbeek Friends Group

9:45 to 11:00  Presentations: Graham Avery; Dale Slabbert

11:00  Break for refreshments

11:30 to 12:45  Presentations: Roy Fuller-Gee; George and Margo Branch

13:00  Light Lunch (optional); bar will be available

BFG Coastal Matters Presenters and their Presentations:
Graham Avery, retired archaeozoologist, past President WESSA, current Chair WESSA W Cape.
Topic: The Blaauwberg Connection: past biodiversity, environments, and humans.
Dale Slabbert, Assistant Conservation Officer, Table Bay Nature Reserve.
Topic: The African Black Oyster Catcher at Blaauwberg Reserve. 
Roy Fuller-Gee, past Chair FoBCA, current Implementer of first WESSA Green Coast Site status, Blaauwberg Nature Reserve.
Topic: WESSA Green Coast Initiative.
George and Margo Branch, authors of many publications including award-winning Living Shores of southern Africa and Two Ocean-Field Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa.
Topic: Living Shores – Trials and Triumphs on our Coast.   
George and Margo’s books will be available at discount rates (Payments via cash or EFT):
Living Shores R460 R350; Two Oceans: R400 R300; Explore the Seashore R130 R100
We look forward to seeing you there!

Warmest Regards,

Your WESSA Western Cape Membership Committee and Friends of Blaauwberg Conservation Area


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