Zandvlei Trust

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A working relationship with WESSA and Zandvlei Trust on City of Cape Town  land.

                   We urge all communities to adopt this concept and introduce it in your area.

Zandvlei Green Corridor.

Background

Neil applied to WESSA for funding to promote the planting of local indigenous plants to form corridors linking the areas surrounding the Zandvlei to Bokmakierie Park a terrestrial land area, also part of the Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve in Marine Estate, Muizenberg.

  • Bath, Box and Ermington Roads are parrallel west to east from Zandvlei towards Bokmakierie Park.

  • This project was started and finished in February 2010.

Brief project description; 

Following on from our previous green corridor project which links the Zandvlei estuary to Bokmakirie park, Muizenberg, where we planted Strandveld on the road verges of three roads running between the two areas. Due to very dry, sandy conditions, much of the original plant diversity died, only the hardiest pioneers survived. We have learnt a few lessons which we feel would improve the outcome of the original project. We would like to apply for funding to:

  • Install temporary drip irrigation (hidden under bark mulch)

  • Put up bollards to certain areas to prevent car damage

  • Further planting to increase diversity & bark mulching.

  • The project provided temporary garden work and skills training for 5 people for 5 days. 

July 2010   updated 13/07/2010


photograph by Neil Major                                                            photograph by Neil Major  

Area 1.  Ermington Road  Feb 2010                        Area 1. Ermington Road  July 2010


photograph by Neil Major                                                            photograph by Neil Major  

Area 2. Ermington Road  Feb 2010                         Area 2. Ermington Road  July 2010


photograph by Neil Major                                                            photograph by Neil Major  

Area 7. Box Road  Feb 2010                                  Area 7.  Box Road July 2010

Neil Major reports "We recently did a maintenance session on the Zandvlei green corridor area. I have attached pics of 3 of the 7 areas we greened, showing how it looked in Feb 2010 (when we did phase 2 of the micro project) and how it looks now. It still needs a few years before it meshes together to form a strandveld mosaic, but the plants are doing well, thanks to the funding. The drip irrigation system has worked well to get the plants through to the rainy season".

 


February 2010


photograph by Neil Major                                                                      photograph by Neil Major 

Laying irrigation on the vlei side.                                     Installing pop-ups to the borehole supply.


photograph by Neil Major                                                            photograph by Neil Major

Laying irrigation at the top of Ermington Rd.             Planting in Box Rd.


photograph by Neil Major                                                             photograph by Neil Major

Planting in Ermington Rd.                                       Planting at the top of Ermington Rd.


photograph by Neil Major                                                            photograph by Neil Major

Planting on the vlei side, Royal Road bridge.            Bark mulch arriving.


photograph by Neil Major                                                             photograph by Neil Major

Finished area 1 in Ermington Rd.                            Finished area 2 in Ermington Rd.


photograph by Neil Major                                                             photograph by Neil Major

Finished area 1 in Box Rd                                       Finished area near the vlei mouth, Royal Road bridge.
(area 2 and 3 on the other side).

The pavement corridors facilitate pollination and seed distribution, insects, birds and help small animals to move between these two areas of the Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve in a residential suburban area.

Contact Neil Major   or  076 473 7095  or   021 706 0153

  • He can sell you local indigenous plants at very reasonable prices, and 

  • also landscape your pavement or garden to help create biodiversity corridors with

  • Strandveld and Sand Plain Fynbos plants promoting the biodiversity of all local species.

The Cape Flats Fynbos Nursery sales is now at;

  •  Rondevlei Nature Reserve No 1 Fishermans Walk cor Perth Road, Grassy Park.

                                                                                                                                               

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