Task Team – BOSSIES
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.
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.
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:
July 2010 updated 13/07/2010
Area 1. Ermington Road Feb 2010 Area 1. Ermington Road July 2010
Area 2. Ermington Road Feb 2010 Area 2. Ermington Road July 2010
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".
Laying irrigation on the vlei side. Installing pop-ups to the borehole supply.
Laying irrigation at the top of Ermington Rd. Planting in Box Rd.
Planting in Ermington Rd. Planting at the top of Ermington Rd.
Planting on the vlei side, Royal Road bridge. Bark mulch arriving.
Finished area 1 in Ermington Rd. Finished area 2 in Ermington Rd.
Finished area 1 in Box Rd
Finished area near the vlei mouth, Royal Road bridge.
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
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