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Upland rivers: Erosion threat after recent fires

Dargle Conservancy updates

Protection of water sources is a key concern of KZN conservancies. Picture: Joshua Woroniecki on Unsplash

The Dargle Conservancy, in its latest newsletter, highlighted the vital work being done by the Upland River Conservation project. Andrew Fowler and his team have partnered with DUCT (Duzi – uMngeni Conservation Trust), and are currently rehabilitating highly erodible zones, which are cause for concern, next to rivers and streams in the upper Dargle/Impendle area.

“Recently, there was a very hot fire that burnt through a section they had previously cleared of alien invasive plants, which is now threatened by erosion in the rainy season,” the conservancy said.

More than R60 000 in donations are needed to help them do critical work next to the Poort Stream. The Dargle Conservancy has already pledged R30 000 of this amount.

If you are interested, or wish to assist this project, read more on the Upland Rivers website:

Conservancies KZN fundraising raffle

From September 22 until November 20 2020, the Dargle Conservancy will be selling raffle tickets, in support of Conservancies KZN. Tickets will be R10 each, and funds will go towards covering the operating costs of Conservancies KZN for the next financial year.

It is hoped that meetings will be held with groups of conservancies in the various regions within the province, which will help strengthen the support base and improve on the work that can be offered by conservancies. The fundraising will also boost the small project kitty.

It is hoped that meetings will take place with groups of conservancies from all regions in the province.
Picture: Chris Abney/ Unsplash

“This year it was decided they shall give to two member conservancies for undertaking of small projects to the maximum value of R15 000 each. The best community project submissions will receive the funding. They would like to offer more, so income from a raffle would help to boost that kitty,” said Dargle Conservancy.

*A lucky draw will take place on December 10 2020, and the winners will be notified via e-mail or a phone call. These are some great prizes up for grabs.

Visit the Conservancies KZN website for more info on fundraising.

For info on how to buy raffle tickets: secretary@dargleconservancy.org.za or WhatsApp: 083 325 0266

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A clear chain connecting all this Spring activity