Source To Sea - exploring our Catchment with GIS
Group A – 28 April 2009
All the photographs supplied by Alice Ashwell.
This is an overview of the trail by Group A.
Group A's section of the trail with the GPS points indicated in red dots.
We started near the Manor House in Tokai, with Leighan Mossop, the Manager for the central section of Table Mountain National Park taking us along the Princesskasteel River in the upper section of the Tokai plantation.
is a gabion wall built from selected rocks and This is the
very sad state of the Manor House
Some beautiful autumn leaves. Then we saw this new gabion being made
new work of the gabion in the Princesskasteel Then we went across
Orpen Road into the lower Tokai
is an example of erosion and no
Soetvlei looking north, part of a Working for Wetlands
Jacobs the manager of the
Pat Holmes, City of Cape Town, Biodiversity
example of exotic invassive Black Wattle
in Riesaan Kenny and Tashwin Bailey
The rarest protea shrub in the fynbos biome. Terri-Lee Tito and her teacher Suzanne Short.
Then we went down to this section of the Prinskasteel River. This is at the confluence of the Prins, Princess and Spaanschemat Rivers just west of the M3 freeway (Blue route) near the "Dead Bridge" which goes no where. This is where we did the SASS test to estblish the water quality by taking samples of living creatures in the mud silt and living on the plants in the water. The samples are caught in a net and emptied into trays. With charts to compare the groups and variety of macroinvertebrates we set about identifying as many as we could so we could conclude whether the water quality is acceptable or not.
recently completed gabbion on the Prinskasteel Leighan netting
samples for the group. Ther is a
Sue Gie a Zandvlei Trust member helping with the chart reading and identifying the creepy crawlies.
We were taken back to the Muizenberg pavillion for lunch and the report back.
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