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Sewerage and Litter in the Zandvlei Estuary

Assume the brace position – Zandvlei Estuary
 
The Zandvlei Estuary and all persons interested or affected by this Estuary have been asked to assume the brace position because there might well be the need for a crash landing.
 
Two major environmental disasters

2018-04-23T14:38:01+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|

The Raft Has Landed

Hello all,
 
I am happy to report that we have managed to successfully move the Raft from where it was bought to the Zandvlei Nature Reserve. ‘we’ actually means – the staff of the Nature Reserve! They moved it on Friday

2018-04-09T07:36:25+00:00 April 9th, 2018|

Wetlands Education Programme

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
 
Every

2018-03-24T06:51:13+00:00 March 24th, 2018|

Bringing Colour to the Vlei

The Zandvlei Trust invited the talents of Claire Homewood to ‘pretty up’ a few of the old Municipal buildings surrounding the lower reaches of the Zandvlei Estuary. She also painted the inside walls of the Environmental Education Centre in the

2018-01-19T07:20:31+00:00 January 18th, 2018|

Merry Christmas From The Zandvlei Trust 2017

Wishing our members and friends a happy and peaceful – and waste free festive season.

 

There are many serious problems facing Zandvlei, micro plastics being one of them. There are a number of volunteers who are doing sterling work to try

2017-12-21T06:32:11+00:00 December 21st, 2017|

The Zandvlei Trust’s New Website

The Zandvlei Trust needed a new website. But since our Executive Committee members are all volunteers and none of us is very technically wired, we decided we needed help and plenty of it!

 

When Mike Cormack passed away in 2010 he

2017-11-12T20:21:57+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

Source to Sea

A joint pilot project working together to restore urban river corridors in order to support biodiversity.

 

Catchment areas : our lands and water bodies (rivers – streams) are linked in a natural system – a catchment – which is literally the

2017-11-01T13:48:18+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Village Heights

One of ZVT’s active projects, Village Heights Community Centre (VHCC) in an informal area Lavender Hill, also works closely with another organisation, Projects Abroad which brings volunteers from around the world to share their skills and services with this impoverished

2017-10-23T10:44:19+00:00 October 9th, 2017|

Muizenberg Festival

The Muizenberg Festival is a two week celebration (1 – 15 October) of the greater Muizenberg area, showcasing its rich diversity of creative arts, natural environments, music and perfromances of all kinds.
 
This year, with the growing participation and interest in

2017-10-23T10:49:56+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|

Clearing the Vetch

Members of the Zandvlei Trust have donated generously to the project to clear the invasive plants which are threatening the natural vegetation on the western side of the Zandvlei Nature Reserve. We started working on this project on 13 September

2017-11-27T08:21:21+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|