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20 Aug Posted by in Environment | Comments

OWLS and Gantouw update – Save the Date.

Greetings All … Still have to pinch ourselves to see if we are dreaming at the amazing sight of our beloved vlei so filled up with water. The abundant animal life seems to buzzing with excitement at the prospect of spring arriving soon! Sailors. rowers, powerboat users,  are starting to appear as if they are […]

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01 Jul Posted by in Environment | 7 comments

Collective Efforts Yields Amazing Results – TEAMWORK!

Greetings All,   Yep … it has been a long and hard road that we have travelled with most stake holders in the Zeekoeivlei and surrounding areas ….. Long emails… Detailed reports on Rubbish flowing in.. Videos about sludge and muck flowing in.. Meetings behind the scenes – not so nice ones as well… But […]

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20 May Posted by in Environment | 8 comments

Amazing First Rains – BUT….!

The welcome rain sounded so great on our roofs and I knew the sight in the morning promised to be one of FRESHNESS and great views across our beloved vlei …   Wow!  Nature did not disappoint at all …..   BUT ……  Yes … a HUGE BUT ! let me zoom out and you […]

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13 May Posted by in Environment | 2 comments

FOZR Reed Removal Project in Public Areas

FOZR had taken the decision, in conjunction with our partners at Falsebay Nature Reserve, to spearhead the removal of reeds ( Roots and All) at the overgrown public areas in the drawdown period. The project was co-sponsored by FOZR and another donor with our ever willing Falsebay Nature Reserve team in full support as they […]

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19 Sep Posted by in Environment | 2 comments

Our Local Superstar – Spotlight on LEGO the Leopard Toad!

Greetings all, Not always we can say that one of our locals have reached  Read the amazing story of LEGO and how he has reached  “superstar status” while a couple of his friends might not have made it.  His recovery has been ongoing and he is adapting well… read further and we trust that this […]

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27 Jul Posted by in Environment | 3 comments

Endangered Western Leopard Toads – A Courting they GO!

Greetings All, You may have woken to a wonderful roaring calling coming from the vlei and surrounds this morning! These are our delightful fellow vlei residents, the endangered Western Leopard Toad. The Zeekoevlei Western Leopard Toads are currently migrating. Yippee! This means that they are moving from your gardens and the fields where they live […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Environment | Comments

CTEET needs our Expertise – Let’s Do it!

Greetings All … Please see the note below for assistance and we know that our very able residents will be contacting the writer offering their assistance Appreciated. Good Day Member of the FoZR The Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) is in need of people who can assist us with handy-man tasks at our campsites. […]

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19 Jun Posted by in Environment | 1 comment

Clean up Zeekoevlei- 23rd June 2018 – All ABOARD !

Please join the Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei for a Clean Up of Zeekoevlei and surrounding areas on this Saturday 23rd June from 10:00am. We will be meeting at the bottom of Victoria Road, where it becomes a cul-de-sac. Please bring your boat along and if you have to launch at the Environmental offices Launch […]

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16 Jun Posted by in Environment | 6 comments

Zeekoeivlei Overflowing-Effective Engineering Saves the Day

Sailing today with all the water in our vlei was amazing and thought I would share how great engineering of the past is making sure that our homes are not flooded in heavy rainfall times. There has been discussions on other forums about whether the weir would cope, will it be releasing enough water into […]

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13 Apr Posted by in Environment | Comments

Bulrushes expected to ‘fluff’ around beginning of autumn

From: CITY OF CAPE TOWN 13 APRIL 2018 – a bit late guys but better late than never I guess MEDIA RELEASE The City of Cape Town’s Environmental Management Department wants to assure residents living in areas such as Grassy Park, Lotus River, Pelican Park, Milnerton and parts of Table View that they should not […]

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