By Willem Snyman, FRESH.ngo
The Bambanani Wetlands & Tshwaranang Hennops River Restoration Emergency clean-up and reseeding of life over ten days from 19 to 28 October 2018.
Meaning togetherness in Tswana it aims to unite the river communities against pollution. Ten days restoring three hot-spots in three Municipalities with clean-up days for solid waste - to also prevent it all washing downriver when flooding. The introduction of micro-organism for cleansing toxicity and restoration of life, rehabilitation of streams and river banks with alien removal and the planting of indigenous trees. Making people’s Parks with fruit tree food forests and permaculture, engaging with the community for sustainable solutions and recycling projects.
The top wetland source part is called Bambanani Wetlands (meaning togetherness or embracing), starting with the upcoming Kaalspruit Wetland clean-up and restoration campaign, a River week.
Bambanani Wetlands SOS project - Save Our Sources: Starting on the 19 to 22 October with the Kaalfontein Wetland flowing through Ebony and Ivory Park in Tembisa (JHB), then from the 23 to 25 October focusing on a long Wetland in Tswelopele, Tembisa (Ekurhuleni) and after that down to Tshwane next to Super-Sport Park Centurion, 26 and 27 October to clean, restore and find sustainable solutions for a riverside informal recycling area and it`s Bagarezi or waste pickers, a small informal settlement and riverbank community of about a 100. A closing day River Spirit revival ceremonies to be held at the Royal Elephant Hotel on the 28 October from 10 am to 5pm involving water purification and river blessing ceremonies by delegations from the different religions of the world.
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Save our Sources- SOS Hennops River Rehabilitation Establishing HRWAR, emergency meeting, minutes and programme for Bambanani Wettlands & Tshwaranang Hennops River Restoration campaign: 19 to 28 October
Come and join in the effort, the preliminary schedule above shows dates, and locations of clean up.
For more information contact:
082 395 3312
(Fountains Rivers Environmental Sanctuary Hennops)