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29 May 2015 Posted by in Environment | 5 comments

Recycling Zeekoevlei style

Good news indeed ! Now all post consumer (that means after you have bought and used it) Polystyrene (rigid as in yoghurt containers and expanded as in “take away food boxes and veggie trays”) are now readily recyclable irrespective of colour in South Africa. Please people take ALL your mixed recyclables (they can be ALL mixed as long […]

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28 May 2015 Posted by in Environment, Uncategorized | 9 comments

Lesser Flamingos at Zeekoevlei

During this draw down there are a few Lesser Flamingos in Zeekoevlei. These birds are less common in Cape Town and the majority of flamingos that we see are Greater Flamingos. Lesser Flamingos are surface feeders, filtering small organisms from the top of the water column. Greater Flamingos on the other hand filter algae and […]

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21 May 2015 Posted by in Environment | 1 comment

Xenophobia Zeekoevlei style

Whilst the drawdown is on we are working at clearing the Commelina Bengalensis – the trailing invasive little plant, otherwise known by some as the wandering Jew – along the shoreline of Van Blommestein Park between CTEET and the patch known as Nile Bank. Chancey Bisweck  is there on Thursdays and would love any assistance. […]

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07 May 2015 Posted by in News and Events | 4 comments

Some up-coming events for your diary :

16 June 2015 – Beach Braai & Sand Castle Competition. Great fun for the whole family! FoZR will ensure that there are sufficient safe braai spots down at the weir. Just bring your meat and refreshments and join in on the fun. FoZR will kindly sponsor the wood and charcoal. From 12pm, Volley Ball from […]

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04 May 2015 Posted by in Environment | Comments

NOTICE RE: DRAWDOWN OF ZEEKOEVLEI (April 2015) AND SHORELINE MAINTENANCE

Dear Zeekoevlei resident NOTICE RE: DRAWDOWN OF ZEEKOEVLEI (April 2015) AND SHORELINE MAINTENANCE The management of False Bay Nature Reserve would like to inform residents that the Zeekoevlei weir will be opened on 27 April 2015 at 10:00 for the annual drawdown of the wetland. This intervention is carried out to allow the vlei to […]

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04 May 2015 Posted by in News and Events | 1 comment

DRAWDOWN 2015

In spite of the low levels in Zeekoevlei, it happened as scheduled at 10h00 on 27 April 2015 Hopefully clean-ups and the like will take place efficiently and hopefully the waterside residents will do reed maintenance according to approved shoreline maintenance plans and within the timings specified by the manager of Zeekoevlei Nature reserve (Victoria […]

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01 May 2015 Posted by in Environment | 3 comments

FoZR – scorched earth – walk – Workers Day

Yawn – after a hard nights partying I dragged my sorry butt off to Rondevlei to take a look at the results of the ecological burn of the past week. Dalton as usual chipper and bright and a font of interesting information led us on a stroll through the mud flats and edumacated the heck […]

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29 Apr 2015 Posted by in Environment, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Rondevlei Ecological Burn

The Rondevlei Ecological Burn was successfully conducted yesterday, with the reed beds along the northern shore being burnt. According to the reserve records some of these reed beds have never burnt and are over 30 years old. The burning conditions yesterday were perfect with northerly winds taking the ash and smoke out over Rondevlei and […]

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28 Apr 2015 Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 1 comment

Rondevlei Ecological Burn

The Rondevlei ecological burn will be commencing at 10:00 today. The northern shore line is to be burnt on a Northerly wind; finishing at approximately 15:00. Crews will monitor during the night – rain is forecast for later. In order to facilitate this the reserve will be closed for the day.  

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25 Apr 2015 Posted by in Environment, Uncategorized | 3 comments

First time Rondevlei dries up in 40 years!

Rondevlei has pretty much dried up in response to the summer draw down and regional drought that the 2014/15 summer has brought. The Western Cape wetlands are designed to dry up in summer and flood in winter and are characterised by this extreme fluctuation of water levels. This results in increased diversity of fauna & […]

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