We have been given the green light by CoT Nature Conservation to resume our activities. Please note that sanitising of hands and the wearing of masks at the entrance building remains mandatory.
We would like to invite you to a Mini-SASS (Stream Assessment Scoring System) assessment on Saturday 10 April and take part in Citizen Science. We will be evaluating the river health of the Moreletaspruit by making use of this unique bio-monitoring tool that was designed specifically for ordinary citizens (like ourselves) and school-going children to use.
Where: Meet @ Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance
Who: Everybody is welcome, including children
What to bring: -Sun hat; face mask; magnifying glass
The Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the ladies who usually tackle Cats Claw (an invasive creeper) and Pom Pom (another invasive flowering plant).
The rainy weather meant that herbicide could not be used, so these tireless ladies decided to clean up some of the litter that has been washed down the river to the area around the bird hide instead.
We would like to appeal to anyone who can to please assist us by cleaning up litter in the nature reserve. We are currently not able to organise group activities due to lockdown restrictions, and a large amount of litter gets washed down the river into the reserve every time it rains
Most of us had a very difficult year in 2020, including the start of 2021. Many have lost loved ones due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The FFGNR also mourns the loss of dedicated committee member Peter Teurlings who succumbed to Covid-19. We remain grateful for the knowledge and expertise he offered the Friends of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve.
City of Tshwane Nature Conservation has also faced numerous challenges with the Covid-19 pandemic and associated regulations. This has varied from the reserve being completely closed to a staff shortage. We have, however, as volunteers done quite a lot for the FGNR in the past year. More information will follow in the newsletter.
Renewal of 2021 membership can be done here by paying the membership fee and emailing proof of payment to email@example.com
Please consider making a donation. If you make a donation of R1000.00 and larger, we can issue you with a Section 18A tax donation receipt. Please contact Louise Kritzinger directly, as this payment would have to be made through WESSA’s (Wildlife and Environmental Society) bank account to which FFGNR are affiliated. WESSA is a registered NPO (Non Profit Organisation) and registered as a PBO (Public Benefit Organisation) with SARS to issue Section 18A tax donation receipts to donors. A Section 18A entitles a tax payer (individual, company, cc or trust) to deduct donations made to PBO not exceeding 10% of taxable income.
We would like to thank you in advance for your continued support of the Friends of Faerie Glen Nature Reserve. As humans we can survive without many things, but we cannot survive without nature.