WESSA Eden Newsletter Jan/Feb 2019

Dear Friends of the Environment,

I am sure you have long awaited the first Newsletter of this year!

WESSA Eden Newsletter JanFeb 2 2018

2018 RSA International Coastal Cleanup Report – Condensed version

Dendrological Soc Programme 2019

Again rather a bumper edition with the Dendro programme for 2019 and the International Coastal Cleanup Report for last year.

I draw your attention to our Shoreline Triple Whammy tour on the 23 March – book early to avoid disappointment!

This e-mail was received to late to include in the Newsletter but may well be of interest to some of our readers:-

From  Matthew Koehorst, Program Manager- Eden Festival of Action    +27 (0)21 461 9265 / +27(0)76 618 9722 

I am working as the project manager for the Greenpop Festival of Action taking place in the Garden Route from the 22nd of June to the 14th of July. It’s a 3 week program of environmental topics ranging from reforestation and urban tree planting to natural building, permaculture, invasive plant control and citizen science projects.  We have approximately 60-100 people that come for each week.  

We are looking for suitable sites for reforestation planting as part of the program- in total we are aiming to plant 5000 trees, and already have two sites lined up however want to give land owners and organisations opportunity to be involved as well.  

Please see below a link for an application form to participate as a reforestation site- We would provide trees and volunteer labour for the planting, and the site would support in terms of logistics, ongoing care and invasive plant management. 

Greenpop Reforestation Site Application Form   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesFGLsTsblUKjsTYUTaevjN0H4JM4V1Bd9zYSBFcoIYhW6vg/viewform 

Please forward onto your network, especially to any landowners committed to land stewardship or people looking to restore parts of their property that were damaged by the fires. More information is included in the form.  

The deadline for the first tranche of applications is 15 February

For more information on the Festival in general http://festivalofaction.com/

Regards, Christine

Christine Ridge-Schnaufer
Honorary Secretary
Tel: 044 873 4203 Fax: 086 646 5458
e-mail: wessageorge@isat.co.za

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