Mandela day Hack and river clean-up – Saturday 21 July 2018 at 08:00

Please join us for Mandela day on  Saturday 21 July for an invasive species hack and river clean-up.

Date: Saturday 21 July 2018
Time: 08:00 – 11:00 (you are free to leave earlier)
Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance
Who: Everybody is welcome!
RSVP: Please e-mail or SMS if you plan on helping

What to bring:
-Pruning shears (large and/or small)
-hand-saw / klein handsaag
-Gardening gloves
-Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field
-Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide:
-Herbicide and latex gloves
-Tree poppers
-Refuse bags

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2018/2019 Dog Permit Renewal

The amended dog permit application form as received from CoT Nature Conservation (along with the conditions and procedure) in order to renew your dog permit from 1 July 2018 has been linked below.  Please note that CoT is instating a dog permit fee, payable from 1 July, with R60 per individual permit (maximum of two dogs) or R120 per family permit (maximum of four dogs and four family members that must be older than 16). Also note that for a family permit, each individual family member must complete the application form (tick the appropriate box on form) and hand in the associated documents.  It is advisable to staple the forms together when submitting the family permit application at the reserve.

Please note that we do not administer the dog permits, this is solely administered by CoT Nature Conservation.  Permit fees must be paid at the cashier point at the reserve when handing in the form with the associated documentation.  Forms sent via e-mail will not be accepted.

Old permits will temporarily remain valid during July until the new permits are ready for those that renewed their permits.

Conditions of application for permit
Application for dog permit FGNR
Procedure for applying for permit

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Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Download our latest newsletter here:

Autumn 2018 FFGNR Newsletter

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Birding Walk – Saturday 16 June 2018 at 7:00

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BirdLife Northern Gauteng and Friends of Faerie Glen Nature Reserve are hosting a morning walk in the reserve.

Date: Saturday 16 June 2018
Time: 7:00 am
Duration: A few hours
Who: Everybody is welcome

Cost: 
FFGNR members: Free, just show your membership card at the gate
BirdLife members: Nature Resevere gate fees
Non-members: R50 plus the Nature Reserve gate fee

What to bring:
– Warm clothes
– Binoculars
– Bird guides
– Sun hat / sunscreen
– Water bottle

Dogs are problematic when watching birds so rather leave them at home for this one.

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Lantana Hack Sunday 17 June 2018 at 08:00

Please join us for a Lantana hack to assist us in ridding the reserve of this highly invasive and noxious exotic plant species.

Date: Sunday 17 June 2018
Time: 08:00 – 11:00 (you are free to leave earlier)
Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance
Who: Everybody is welcome!
RSVP: Please e-mail or SMS if you plan on helping

What to bring:
-Pruning shears (large and/or small)
-hand-saw / klein handsaag
-Gardening gloves
-Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field
-Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide:
-Herbicide and latex gloves
-Tree poppers

We urge each member to aim to attend at least one hack this year, as it would greatly aid progress on the mammoth task of eradicating alien invasive species in the FGNR. Many hands make light work!

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Lantana Hack Saturday 19 May 2018 at 08:00

Please join us for a Lantana hack to assist us in ridding the reserve of this highly invasive and noxious exotic plant species.

Date: Saturday 19 May 2018
Time: 08:00 – 11:00 (you are free to leave earlier)
Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance
Who: Everybody is welcome!
RSVP: Please e-mail or SMS if you plan on helping

What to bring:
-Pruning shears (large and/or small)
-hand-saw / klein handsaag
-Gardening gloves
-Sun hat, old clothes (long sleeved) and closed shoes for working in the field
-Something to drink to keep hydrated

FFGNR will provide:
-Herbicide and latex gloves
-Tree poppers

We urge each member to aim to attend at least one hack this year, as it would greatly aid progress on the mammoth task of eradicating alien invasive species in the FGNR. Many hands make light work!

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Scorpion Walk – Saturday 21 April 2018

Join us for a guided scorpion walk and learn more about these magnificent little creatures.

Date: 21 April 2018
Time: 9:30 am
Where: Meet on the lawn in front of the entrance building.
Bring along: Hat, water, comfortable shoes.
Cost:

  • FFGNR members –FREE
  • Non-members – R50.00
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