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Environment  // Posts tagged as "Environment"

16 Sep Posted by in News and Events | Comments

World Cleanup Day – 17th Sept

All the action takes place on Saturday and we expect this to be one of the best attended clean ups in Zeekoevlei ……. A few things that are lined up 1.Deputy Mayor, Eddie Andrews says he will bring many politicians and City Officials. … and he always delivers!2.Nature Connect will be bringing 16 Conservation Learners […]


08 Sep Posted by in News and Events | 1 comment

Just what the Doctor Ordered – A Market day

Greetings All, As the rains continued to fall on the day before our first community market, the committee consoled each other with the statement “weather will be fine – the forecast looks good for tomorrow“, crossing our fingers, toes and everything that could cross over! Despite the bad weather on the 5th of September, our […]


URGENT – Help needed on Robbin Island

Hi people, from what I can make out, a capture of the Fallow Deer on Robbin Island is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday this week and they want our help. Sounds like a fantastic opportunity to me please see the mails below From: Rondevlei Nature Reserve Email address – Sent: 20 September 2010 […]


18 Mar Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

Controlled ecological burn at Rondevlei Nature Reserve

MEDIA RELEASE NO. 197 / 2010 17 MARCH 2010 The management of the Rondevlei Nature Reserve would like to alert residents in its vicinity that they will be conducting a controlled burn on a portion of the eastern boundary of the reserve, adjacent to Peninsula Road, Zeekoevlei. The burning operation is scheduled for either the […]


20 Oct Posted by in News and Events | 1 comment

Bats about bats!

Contrary to popular belief, bats are not blind, do not become entangled in human hair, and seldom transmit disease to other animals or humans. In fact, bats are very clean – they groom themselves after every meal. Bats are often believed to be infected with rabies but all mammals can contract rabies. However, even the […]


24 Sep Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 2 comments

Pelican Park still to take off

By Tanya Petersen DESPITE saying the environmental approval for the Pelican Park development could be granted by January this year, the city’s directorate for housing is still to submit its application for permission to develop to the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP). It was announced in 2006 by Mayor Helen Zille that […]


04 Sep Posted by in Environment | Comments

Rondevlei Rehabilitation Group

ALL WELCOME!! The Rondevlei Rehabilitation Group will be meeting on Saturday 6th September at Van Bloemmestein Park in Peninsula Road Zeekoevlei. We will be planting outside the office and opposite the second observation tower: Passerina palludosa Elegia (Condropetalum) tectorum We will begin at 09h00. Only heavy rain will cancel. Please bring, trowels, snacks and beverages. […]


20 Aug Posted by in Environment, News and Events | Comments

‘Beware of badly polluted wetlands’

By Niemah Davids Rapid urbanisation, an increase in the number of informal settlements and ageing infrastructure are to blame for the “badly polluted” 14 rivers and 10 wetlands around the Cape Metropole. And the City of Cape Town has warned residents in at least six suburbs to stay clear of the rivers and vleis in […]


18 Aug Posted by in Environment, News and Events | 1 comment

This is what the sea would devour…

Published in the Sunday Times – 17th August 2008 DROWNING CITY: The white areas on the right show the parts of Cape Town that would be flooded if 4.5m waves hit. There is a 80% chance of this happening in the next 25 years. There is a 95% chance of 2.5m waves at least once […]


01 Aug Posted by in Environment, News and Events, Sailing | Comments

The draw up has taken place and the weir has been closed.

Dear all The draw up has taken place and the weir has been closed. The Vlei is filling rapidly; rowing and probably sailing as well should be possible this weekend. Herewith Jimmy’s report back on what has recently been done at the Vlei: The Vlei and False Bay Ecology Park At the FBEP committee meeting […]