Princess Vlei beautified

Abdul Saban from Lotus High School.

Pupils took part in the fynbos and dune strandveld species planting session at Princess Vlei, on Tuesday June 11. Volunteers from Buck Road, Levana and Kannemeyer primary schools, Claremont and Lotus high schools participated as well as a group of home-schooled children, planting over 700 plants. This was not the first planting session – a previous one was held last month as part of a restoration and rehabilitation process. Species planted include the Threadleaf Brightfig (Lampranthus Filicaulis), which is close to extinction. The new plants will provide homes, food and shelter for a range of insects, birds and other fauna. It forms part of a vibrant community awareness project run by the Princess Vlei Forum, and funded by the Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust, managed by Nedbank Private Wealth.

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