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When Dreams Come True

September 3rd, 2022|Categories: Newsletter 2022 Spring|

View from the Chair  I arrived in Cape Town, green and eager to read for an environmental sciences degree. I had grown up swimming and fishing in the river where we lived (still a green belt somewhere north of Joburg). I was shocked to see

ZVT Village Heights – Eco Buddies programme

June 28th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

ZVT is providing financial support to the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) through its Village Heights programme to help it implement a two year environmental education programme for the youth. This project, entitled 'Eco Buddies', focuses around raising environmental awareness to a broad range

Vlei Veld Circle conservation awareness project

October 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Zandlvei Trust supporting exciting new Vlei Veld Circle conservation awareness project The Zandlvei Trust is supporting and exciting new initiative to raise awareness about our incredible but threatened fynbos diversity. Last week planting commenced at the new Vlei Veld Circle, a

Zandvlei Trust 2018: A Year in Review

February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

2018 was a busy and rewarding year for The Zandvlei Trust. Please download and read our summary report to get an impression of all the conservation, education and awareness raising activities that were undertaken over the past year. Thanks to our members for their

Fluttering on the Brink of Extinction

February 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

An exciting project being run by the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust - CTEET in partnership with the City of Cape Town, based at Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve. The project is trying to save a Critically Endangered butterfly, that is endemic to the Cape Flats

Zandvlei Walk and Talk a Great Success

November 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thank you to everyone who participated on our ZVT Walk and Talk on the 24th of November. We were delighted by the turnout for this event and we’re committed to providing more opportunities to learn about the beauty of the reserve to our members through

Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve Walk & Talk

November 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Zandvlei Trust cordially invites you to join us for a talk and walk led by the Zandvlei Nature Reserve’s new Manager – Kyran Wright. Kyran will be telling us about the incredible value that this dynamic estuary provides to both nature and people

Muizenberg Festival 2018 is upon us

October 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Muizenberg comes alive in October with the 5th edition of its annual festival that celebrates a place brimming with creativity, culture and innovative citizen action.The Festival takes place between the 1 and 14 October, and features a range of activities, cultural experiences, dialogues, concerts, collaborative

Recent News From Village Heights Community Centre

July 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Three different activities for Mandela Day on 18th June 2018 : The kids had to clear up the vegetable garden in the afternoon and planted the plants they received when visiting Kirstenbosch as part of the Eco-buddies outing coordinated by Zulfa Booth of CTEET

Sewerage and Litter in the Zandvlei Estuary

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 are

The Raft Has Landed

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 6th April 2018.

Wetlands Education Programme

March 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 year the Zandvlei

Bringing Colour to the Vlei

January 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 Zandvlei Nature Reserve. Her paintings

Merry Christmas From The Zandvlei Trust 2017

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 and counter these

The Zandvlei Trust’s New Website

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 made a generous

Source to Sea

October 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 area of land

Village Heights

October 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 community. They are currently building

Muizenberg Festival

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 the festival we

Clearing the Vetch

October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 and should take about two


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