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Garden Route fires: team visits to assess rehabilitation funding applications

A team of ten people - including quantity surveyors, project managers, environmental consultants, and engineers - is currently working in the Garden Route to assess applications for grant funding in the wake of the storms and fires that tore…
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Garden Route Rebuild Initiative trains alien plants eradication team

The Environmental Management Workstream of the Garden Route Rebuild Initiative (GRRI) has implemented a pilot project to train a team of previously unemployed people in invasive alien plant eradication. The team attended an alien vegetation…

Invasive plants making a comeback - we need to act now

Landowners need to wake up to the growing threat of invasive alien plants In many ways, the recent fires raging through the Garden Route, and specifically Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Brenton (as well as Still Bay), did the environment a favour,…

Five factors that produced the perfect inferno in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay

Article by Mark Dixon June 2017 will be remembered by South Africans for decades to come. A historical moment when Mother Nature showed her true power and the only option was to get out of her path and watch in awe. For a week preceding…

Rare butterfly loses home too

Article by Aron Hyman and Bobby Jordan A BUTTERFLY that was found exclusively on a few hectares of land on the western bank of the Knysna Heads, has had its habitat wiped out by the fire. But the Brenton Blue itself may yet rise from the…