About the Dream Zandvlei Group

The Dream Zandvlei Group is an informal, collaborative collective of individuals working together to improve the Zandvlei Estuary and the catchment leading into it, with specific projects of personal interest, and independent of imposed mandates.

The current projects are mainly focused on installing litter traps in the Zandvlei catchment and promoting awareness of the Estuary through sport.

The core individuals represent several groups, and actively maintain communication between these groups:

The Zandvlei Trust  aims to conserve the indigenous fauna and flora of the Zandvlei and
to enhance this natural resource for the benefit of all  since 1988.

The Zandvlei Protected Areas Advisory Committee (ZPAAC) is a government mandated body and made up of groups and individuals with a common interest in the ongoing management of the vlei.

 

 

Dream Zandvlei: meeting 16 February 2017

 

This is the minutes of a meeting that forms part of a series of conversations to take care of Zandvlei. In 2017 the plan is to develop a ‘dream’ of what all the various stakeholders want to see or experience in and around the Zandvlei Nature Reserve, and wider, the Zandvlei catchment. Towards the later half of 2017 and into 2018 this dream will then be interrogated with feasibility analyses and shaped into a plan. This is a highly participative, somewhat informal, dynamic process. If this interests you, please get in touch: bernellev@gmail.com.

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Caring for Zandvlei: presentation to ZPAAC 18 January 2017

Presentation regarding initial research on managing nutrients, silt and flows in Zandvlei and Westlake Wetlands, prepared by Bernelle Verster and friends, and presented at the ZPAAC meeting on 18 January 2017.

The presentation covers the project background and dredging options. Because dredging would not make sense in isolation of an integrated nutrient management plan, the presentation touches on the need for nutrient inflow mapping as well as wetlands rehabilitation. A challenge on what to do with the dredgings made the presentation conclude on a way forward, and includes the request to ‘dream for Zandvlei’. Images used in the presentation is from the Zandvlei parkrun, and can be found on the Zandvlei parkrun Facebook page.

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