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November 25, 2009

Cleaning up Durbanville Nature Reserve

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As part of our Operation Green Initiative, the Cape Town Tourism Willowbridge VIC, in partnership with Northlink College Panorama, cleaned up the Durbanville Nature Reserve.  On the 21st of November 2009 we all met (13 students, Gavin from Elle Tours and myself) at Northlink College, Panorama.

We drove off to Durbanville Nature Reserve where we met Bibica (the manager) who gave us a brief history of the Durbanville Nature Reserve with Tygerberg being the largest. We learnt a lot from her and about the importance of the conservation, animals and about the visitors.

We divided into two groups: the first had to pick up litter in the reserve and the second used tools to remove weeds and alien vegetation. The students were very active and helpful so we had a lot of fun.

We’ll definitely be spreading the word about the reserves and their beautiful scenery, atmosphere, animals and the plants that are found there.

I’d like to say a very special thank you to:

  • Bibica, who imparted interesting information on conservation
  • Gavin from Elle Tours, who kindly assisted us with transport
  • Carmen and Sugen from Mc Donald’s Tyger Valley Centre, who sponsored our lunch
  • Gwen and Rentia from Northlink College (Panorama), who organised the 13 students to assist with the cleaning
  • The students who made this campaign successful and fun.
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