Cleaning up Serene Valley Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 14:50
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Friends of Serene Valley had a clean-up drive and also removed alien vegetation on Saturday
9 March. The junior honorary rangers had a challenge to see which of three teams could clean up most litter. About 55 bags were collected.

Pulling out vines, chain-sawing big trees and tree-popping smaller trees to get rid of privets,
bug trees and mulberries
Photos: Carol Martin

Serene Valley is part of the green belt along the Moreleta Spruit in Garsfontein. It is roughly in the shape of a ‘Y’ with Serene Street to the north, private properties along the east, Hans Strijdom Drive to the south and Gilda Street and private properties to the west.

A junior honorary ranger cleaning up

The short arm of the ‘Y’ runs along the Constantia Spruit from Velddrift Street in the west
to where it joins the Moreleta Spruit.

You can become a member of Friends of Serene Valley at an annual membership fee of R200 per household. The committee consists of Carol Martin, chairman; Richard Glover, vice chairman; Stan Williams, finance; Elizabeth Gevers; Ian Crisp; and Micaela Cormack.

Young and old took part in the clean-up operation

The committee works closely with the metro municipality and projects range from fencing, restriction of access to the nature area, cleaning up litter and removing alien vegetation, to identifying and tagging trees, planting new trees, identifying bird species and monitoring the wetland.


The prize giving after the junior honorary rangers’ event

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