In celebration of Water Week 2016 Green Beings is hosting River Rehab at the Klein Jukskei Spruit on Saturday the 12th of March from 8:00 – 13:00.
River Rehab is a family friendly initiative whereby community members, businesses, forums, organisations and passionate individuals join together to remove rubbish from the river banks, introduce indigenous flora, take out alien invasive species and promote a clean healthy environment for everyone to enjoy.
As we all know, the water crisis in South Africa has become a concerning issue, little rainfall across the country has had detrimental effects on food security. Water is necessary for food and without water there is no life. As South Africans we are quickly realising the importance of being conscious of our impact and how this affects our daily water consumption. It is through these initiatives that the needed awareness is created to promote active citizenship as well as healthy eco-systems.
There are many different ways to conserve water in our daily lives such as, watering your garden early mornings or later afternoons, taking a shower rather than a bath and using a cup whilst brushing your teeth, these are all small actions individuals can make to collectively make a difference and lessen the demand for water. It is through on-going education that people will start to realise the importance of the state of our environment and how we can mitigate this through small actions collectively to make a wider positive impact.
Green Beings has been hosting River Rehabs since 2011. It is the help of valuable stakeholders that assist Green Beings NPO has been able to run such initiatives. It is only through collaboration that River Rehab’s aims will be achieved. These efforts are leading the trend and Green Beings hopes you will take part and help expand River Rehab and it’s ideals.
The main focus of the previous River Rehabs, held in throughout 2015, was removing alien vegetation and planting indigenous trees along the riverbanks. The next event will focus on cleaning up the park and waterway, removing alien vegetation and replacing the old dilapidated fence with an attractive wooden fence. We are hoping to get individuals and businesses to help fund the implementation of this new more inviting fence by sponsoring sections of the fence.
If you would like to contribute, or be part of River Rehab on the 12th of March please contact Green Beings for further information.