• Saturday 17 June: Geologist Dr John Rogers will talk about his new book, Geological Outings in the Fairest Cape: Unlocking the Secrets of its Scenery. At 18h00 – Nivenia Hall, HPBG.

Dr Rogers’ book is due to be published in April; it features Betty’s Bay and mentions two of our residents. The following day, on Sunday morning, John will take us on a field trip in our area. Way back in May 2010,  John gave an excellent talk “on the hotly debated Pringle Bay Fault in his usual knowledgeable and infectiously enthusiastic style” to quote Prof Michael Orren. The field trip to Aasbank and the Buffels River Valley the next day attracted a large group.

Typical summer (dry season) Overberg landscape with the Babilonstoring Mountains beyond, between Caledon and Bot River.
  • Saturday 15 July (AGM): At our 2017 AGM meeting, Tim Attwell will speak on “Finding NEMBA: Adventure into Community Conservation”. At 18h00 – Nivenia Hall, HPBG.

The talk will introduce people to aspects of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) of 2004, the NEMBA Regulations of 2014 and current efforts by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to encourage and enable partnerships between organs of State, civil society organisations, business and private citizens in giving effect to the provisions of NEMBA and the NEMBA regulations. Items discussed will include:

  • Reducing fire risk
  • Saving water
  • Controlling alien invasive species
  • Conserving biodiversity
  • Improving property values, reducing liabilities
  • Encouraging, enabling and enforcing compliance with NEMBA
  • Creating partnerships in conservation
  • Explaining landowners’ legal obligations/“Duty of care”

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