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FoZR Newsletter

Hi all, A FoZR newsletter has been added under  the “Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei” drop-down tab, titled “FoZR Newsletter”. What to expect in this months newsletters: Rehabilitation in the reserves Updates (The Gantouw Project) Season happenings (The Western Leopard Toad) Barn Dance report back Please check back every month for the latest newsletter! News […]

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Zeekoevlei Draw Down 2016

The 19th annual draw down took place at the Zeekoevlei weir (where else?) yesterday. Below are a couple of pictures of the event as we watched the vlei go free! For a short video on the event go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi4yAPtinMs

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Rondevlei Ecological burn

The ecological burn of the eastern shoreline of Rondevlei was successfully completed last week; with a cold front coming on behind and reducing the amount of time needed to manage the fire. Some pictures below show scenes from the ecological burn. The area that was burnt had vegetation that was mostly 40 years+; where as […]

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Rondevlei Ecological Burn – tomorrow 20 April 2016

An ecological burn will take place along the eastern shoreline of Rondevlei tomorrow 20 April. Wind and weather conditions are predicted to be good to burn this area of the Rondevlei Section of the False Bay Nature Reserve. Most portions of the area to be burnt have not been subjected to fire in over 40 […]

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False Bay Annual Birdathon – 16th April 2016

Hi all The fourth ANNUAL BIRDATHON at Strandfontein (False Bay Nature Reserve) is to be held on the 16th April. This family event includes a fun walk with birding and has proved very successful in past years. If anyone can help with this event as a marshal or to help in registration, it would be […]

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Friends of Zeekoevlei & Rondevlei – Winter Walk!

The winter walk is happening this Saturday – meet at the Rondevlei main gate at 15:30 for a walk along the main path where we will look at the regrowth after the recent ecological burn. We will also visit the Erica field to see the raising water table and what frogs have started to call. […]

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False Bay Nature Reserve a Ramsar site!

On the 2 February 2015 the Deputy Minister of the Environment, Barbara Thompson, handed over a Ramsar certificate to the False Bay Nature Reserve. The Ramsar convention was named after a town in Iran, where in 1971 an international convention was entered into between countries to conserve wetlands of international importance. The primary goal of […]

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Zeekoevlei Eastern Shore event

Many people have noticed the large pavilion of tents that has been erected on the eastern shore of Zeekoevei. This is in anticipation of tomorrow’s pubic event where the Deputy Minister of the Environment will present a Ramsar Certificate to False Bay Nature Reserve (including Zeekoevlei). Several hundred people are expected to celebrate World Wetlands […]

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Carp Fish dying

Common Carp (Cyrprinus carpio) have been dying in large numbers in Zeekoevlei over the past few weeks. This is assumed to be as a result of the Koi Herpes Virus that is presently active in the vleis in the south of Cape Town. Common Carp are an alien species of fish originating in Europe and […]

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Water Bird Ringing tomorrow at Rondevlei

The weather is looking good for water bird ringing at Rondevlei (False Bay Nature Reserve) tomorrow. We will be targeting the colony of Glossy Ibis tomorrow and other water birds we might find in the reed beds. If any FOZR members would like to assist there is space for four people to come along on […]

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