Betty’s Bay Hack Report No 662&663

The Battle for Betty’s Bay: Report on Hack 662 (June 2018)

The troops tackled Acacia Elata and Eucalyptus in Disa Jeugkamp and on the slopes of Voorberg. Boring, but absolutely essential in order to save the mountain for future generations. So a big thank you to all!

The tea was made by Merran Silberbauer, and the sandwiches by Christine Dreyer. Thank you ladies! Penguin Place again donated the bread.

The troops were: John Benn, David Bossenger, Chris Cadman, newcomer Pierre Combrink, Tom Dreyer, Jane Fearnhead,  Richard Gould, Jan and Betsey Joubert, Ulli Niemann, Natalie and Bernard van Wulven, Lewis and Caroline Silberbauer with grandson Nico (6), and Frik Potgieter. Ed Silberbauer, retired from hacking, supervised the poison.

Frik Potgieter, Convenor 

The Battle for Betty’s Bay: Report on Hack 663 (July 2018)

Hack no 663 was cancelled due to rain. A disappointment to us Hackers, but the rain was much needed. Next month, if it doesn’t rain, we will return to the Disajeugkamp terrain to deal with Acacia elata seedlings and other alien invasives.

Ed Silberbauer, standing in for Frik Potgieter

The Wednesday Hack (May 2018)

Work continued on the slopes of the Klein Hangklip Mountains between Pringle Bay and Rooi Els. During the month 56 man-hack days were thrown at the enemy. Hackers were: Tom Dreyer, Ed Silberbauer, Frik Potgieter, Jan Joubert, Ulli Niemann, Selwyn Botha, Louw Toerien, Chris Geldenhuys, Mike Begley, Jane Fearnhead, Mike Robinson, Willem Stiglingh, Chris Cadman, Nils Rottcher, Jack Wixley and Greg Mossner.

The Wednesday Hack (June 2018)

The Work continued on the slopes of the Klein Hangklip Mountains between Pringle Bay and Rooi Els for 6, 13 and 28 June and a visit to Avril’s Dump on 20 June. During the month 45 man-hack days were thrown at the enemy.  Hackers were: Tom Dreyer, Frik Potgieter, Jan Joubert, Ulli Niemann, Selwyn Botha, Louw Toerien, Chris Geldenhuys, Jane Fearnhead, Mike Robinson, Willem Stiglingh, Chris Cadman, Nils Rottcher, Giel Maree and Carol Wilson.

Frik Potgieter, Convenor

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