floating wetland island project
is Patrick Dowlings island. It is made up of plastic bottles wrapped in
Patrick getting a hand with putting it in the water.
second island prepared by Pierre Depaepe of Riverside Aquatics in Somerset West
adults did not want to get their shoes wet, so the Life Guards were called into
This little boy thinks getting his feet wet is great fun. He came to have a close look at the islands.
everyone came down from the main activity area, following the drumming and the
Here comes the Heron, dancing along in the front of the procession.
comes the frog or is it a Leopard Toad? 6 people are involved to move it along,
Wow! the drummers sure make a lot of noise, beating out the rhythms on those drums.
The children were enthralled with this "groot padda".
Kevin preparing the anchor for the islands.
Dowling (WESSA) explaing to everyone what he is hoping to achieve with the
Davis www.caretakers.co.za recording the activity. Kevin is explaining the
So next, Errol Smith is helping his daughter to pull the island off the sand bank.
A good variety of plant species is on this island.
There goes the first island to the area decided on.
Errol towing the second island into place.
Kevin in yellow canoe is
preparing to drop the anchor overboard. The islands were tied
The test is to see how the wetland plants adapt on their islands.
It was getting gloomy with the dark clouds above, as we made our way home.