Keysers River Restoration Project
06/06/2007– To celebrate World Environment Day, about 65 plants and trees of different species were planted on the corner of Honeywell and Celie Roads, Retreat next to the river, on a very cold rainy afternoon. Ideal for planting.
Part of the group gathered to listen to the introduction speech by Patrick Dowling and Andy Gubb from WESSA.
Patrick Dowling - WESSA introduced the proceedings with a short speech before the entusiastic group of local business people, City Officals and NGO members planted the different wetland species in prepared holes by Wetland Solutions (Mark Nofke, Marie van Heerden and their workers ).
The City's Parks dept supplied the trees. A number of participants could not be present as it was a work day, they were thanked for their on going support and input.
The plants were all propagated at the Working for Wetlands (Westlake branch). The 5 large Waterberry trees were planted along Cellie Road.
To warm up and dry out after a
successful planting session refreshments were served at Perrins, a local
This project was started in July 2004.
Some views on the south side of Military Road, before the Keysers River enters the Zandvlei.