World Environment Day, 5th June

World Environment Day Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. (WED) is rearing its green head this Tuesday, 5 June, and here’s what you can do  in honour of the day.

  • Visit one of Knysna’s nature reserves and pay it some much warranted love and appreciation.
  • Avoid the use of plastic.

Pledge Nature Reserve, Knysna CBD:  Help to restore this reserve to its formal glory were fynbos and forest species once thrived. The reserve was totally destroyed in the fire of 7th June 2017.  Masses of wattle and other invasive aliens have colonised the reserve, now it is up to dedicated volunteers to remove  the unwanted plant growth. Volunteer your services for 1 hour every Wednesday morning from 9.30.  The aim is to eradicate  all invasive species from the reserve.   Log on to:

Dedicated volunteers
Hard at work pulling out Port Jacksons

Steenbok Nature Reserve, Leisure Isle: This lovely reserve is a haven for dog walkers, runners, and small children. The indigenous garden offers seasonal colour with magical backdrops of the Lagoon and Outeniqua Mountains.  Make a meaning contribution by joining Friends of Steenbok.  Log on to:

Delightful display of Wild tobacco and Ribbon bushes
Winter colour at the entrance garden

READ: Endangered Species Day: What you need to know to help save SA’s natural heritage