Pringle Bay Hack Report No 134

On Earth Day, 22 April 2018, the Pringle Bay Hack Group convened at Drostersgat to celebrate our blessings in being able to do our bit for our beloved Earth. We tackled the monstrous Rooikrantz (it has been an eyesore for a number of years) at the Hangklip, Buffels and Stream roads intersection. That kept us very productive until teatime, whereafter we moved to the High-level and Flat roads intersection to tackle the ever-present Australian Myrtle. There was a lot of dragging to be done, because the branches were required for the reinforcement of the Pringle Bay Dune Project. We appreciated all the hard work, but two wonderful objectives were achieved. Thank you guys, as always – the spirit in achieving today’s work was wonderful!

Hackers busy in Stream Road!

 

Hackers busy in the Australian Myrtle field!

For the first time ever we changed the Pringle Bay Hack date, due to the scheduled Pringle Bay Festival. The expectations were that we would have had a much smaller attendance. But were we surprised – a total of 28 hackers were present! The hackers for the day were: Louw and Karen Toerien, Neil and Penny Berens, Sue Folb, Tom Dreyer, Marita Grobbelaar, Charles Hector, Jan Joubert, Justin Elves, Robert Schaefer, Hillary and Anthony Harris, Mike and Ilse Meyer, Willem Stiglingh, Chris and Jenny Cadman, Robyn Lawson, Selwyn Botha, Nils Rottcher, Greg Mossner, Sue and Mike Schalit, and Chris Geldenhuys. Thank you, guys, good show! Today we welcomed three new members: Kim Bradnick, Charmaine Stephenson and Gerhard Kotze; they participated energetically and enthusiastically!  You are most welcome and we hope to see you every time you are available!

A special word of thanks for the contribution and support provided by the members of the Betty’s Bay Hack to the Pringle Bay Hack. Their efforts and encouragement are, as always, greatly appreciated!

Thanks to Karen who again stood in for Lena, providing delicious mid-morning refreshments.  A special word of thanks goes to Adriaan from the Mini Mark for the generous monthly donation of  tea and sandwiches for the Hack Group. It was, it was as always, greatly appreciated by all. Take note that Adriaan is so conscientious that he raised our allowance due to the increased VAT! How thoughtful of him; please convey your appreciation, when you meet him.

Next month’s hack will be on Sunday 27 May 2018. As usual we will meet on the pavement opposite Droster’s Centre, in Central Avenue, Pringle Bay, at 08:30 whereafter we will proceed to the hack site. The hack ends at 11:30. Everyone who would like to help rid Pringle Bay of alien vegetation is welcome. Hacking tools are provided. Contact Chris on (028) 273 8588, or just turn up at the meeting point.

Chris Geldenhuys – Convenor

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