Source To Sea - exploring our Catchment with GIS
Group B – 28 April 2009
All the photographs supplied by Alice Ashwell.
This is an overview of the trail by Group B.
We started from Moorland Road in Tokai, with permission to enter Dreysersdal Farm and began the walk along the Keysers River. Patrick Dowling and Andrea Gordon from WESSA, Alan Penfold from Lourens River Conservation Society and Janine Penfold from the Drakenstein Municipality accompanied us as guides.
Samantha September posing in front of the bull. Again further along the Dreyersdal wetlands
Dreyersdal Farmstead, owned by the Louw family. We had to cross the
river and a team excerise
Nuhaa Amardien decided she was not getting her shoes wet. She wrapped her feet in plastic bags and walked through the water.
Patrick found a rope and all were able Next the mini SASS test had
to be done. Here Andrea
pointing out a dragonfly
larva. Andrea had a
set of arial photographs, so that the Keysers
discovered the old pumphouse, on the farm
Mrs Louw from Dreyersdal Farm came and told us the
and littering was evident. Patrick
with This is the Main Road
bridge over the Keysers. In-
At this point Patrick encouraged the group to become eco–activists by taking petition forms to the business operating in the Tokai - on - Main shopping area. George Davis filmed this sequence of the students handing over petition forms to the managers of the franchises, hilighting their business dumping and littering in the area. This by their staff and customers. Much of this litter goes into the Keysers River which flows into Zandvlei and then into the sea at Muizenberg.
If photos become available I shall post them here.
A squatters shelter in the reeds, alongside the
This infilled area has been used fro dumping, we
is part of the bank which has had indigenous Careless
individuals have dumped their rubbish
property owner has illegally barricaded
view from the Military Road bridge looking north.
We learned much today, and we were fetched and taken to the Muizenberg pavillion for lunch and the report back.
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