Whale Coast Conservation highlights the work of our member organisations from time to time. David Beattie, Chairman of the Cliff Path Management Group, reports on the Group’s activities over the last 2 months.
A generous allocation of funds from Ward 3 Committee allowed for the upgrading of crumbling laterite path sections to be replaced by exposed aggregate concrete. A total of 556 meters of path was laid at a total cost of R211,280. The sections upgraded were: 167 metres around Fick’s Pool and across the Hermanuspietersfontein Park; 102 metres leading down to Grotto beach; 223 metres in the Kwaaiwater area; 64 metres around Langbaai in Voëlklip. New laterite surface was laid at three points in the Kwaaiwater/Eastcliff section of the path where previously rainwater flooded the path making it impassable.
The Cliff Path Management Group also participated in the Mandela Day 67 minute project with teams of volunteers removing litter and trimming path edges in the following areas: Kwaaiwater to Mossel River, in the CBD area in front of the Windsor Hotel and on Hoy’s Koppie.
The public participated in the planting of milkwood trees in Piet-se-Bos in June. A total of 38 trees were planted in an area of the forest previously covered in alien vegetation.
Overhanging vegetation has been trimmed back at Voëlklip and the Roman Rock sections of the path.
Bridges along the path have been serviced and missing signs have been replaced in three locations.