FOSTER CLEAN-UP AND MAINTENANCE
by Matt Gennrich
It’s hard to believe that we have had two Saturdays with the same foul weather in a row and now possibly a third one this Saturday, August 6th. As we know a forecast a few days out in Cape St Francis is not always accurate, so we are hoping that by Saturday morning the weather will be conducive to finally doing the clean up as planned for 10h00, with the meeting point at the lighthouse. The Kromme Enviro-Trust and the St Francis Cycling Club will be supporting and helping FOSTER with the clean up.
On the positive side, the beach and area next to the surfers car park is looking pretty clean, but it’s the wild side from the lighthouse westwards that needs urgent cleaning up, especially in the many pools and inlets. So please bring something to help you retrieve rubbish, such as kiddies fishing nets, braai tongs, etc.
We will know on Saturday morning whether we can proceed. If we need to cancel due to bad weather, we will advise via the various social media channels.
Dave Bowmer and his team have been very busy over the last few weeks in the Seal Point Nature Reserve upgrading the path from the Surfers car park to the Lighthouse, including improving the drainage. The first of our new information signs which were designed by Trudi Malan and assembled by Alan’s Woodworks with wood donated by the Buchanan-Ritchies has also been erected at the start of this walk. You will soon see more of these information signs going up at the entrance points of the Reserves. Many thanks to those who made this possible.
Badly needed due to the recent rains and now complete is the rehabilitation of the path from Queen of the West Boulevard to Sunset Rocks, with some of the path rerouted and better drainage put in. This will minimise the damage to wetlands and sensitive vegetation in the area.
The team are now busy on the paths and trails in the Cape St Francis Nature Reserve and will shortly return to the Seal Point Nature Reserve to improve the entrance at Sunset Rocks. Thereafter they will continue with the alien plant removal project.