The Wednesday Hack

Work continued on the slopes of the Klein Hangklip mountains between Pringle Bay and Rooi Els. Rooikrans were also hacked near the Milkwood forest at the mouth of the Buffels river. During the month, 86 man-hack days were thrown at the enemy. Hackers were: Tom Dreyer, Frik Potgieter, Jan Joubert, Bernard and Natalie van Wulven, Jeannie Harning, Ulli Niemann, Tim Attwell, Carol Wilson, Claude Moine, Selwyn Botha, Mike Beglly, Louw Toerien, Chris Geldenhuys, Jane Fearnhead, Mike Robinson, Bernie Becker, Willem Stiglingh, Chris Cadman, Nils Rottcher, Giel Maree, Barbara Silcock and Gaenor Lees-Rolfe. Frik Potgieter, Convenor
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Pringle Bay Hack Report No 140

On our first Saturday hack on 27 October 2018 the hackers of the community surprised even themselves! In attendance were 38 hackers and 12 chainsaws! Really something to be proud of. During the third session on this plot next to the entrance of Pringle Bay we finally cleared the Eastern side (see photo below). Two pines were left along the fence next to the R44; they are growing too close to the telephone line, so we will engage with them at a later stage. But the rest of the area is now clear of invaders,…
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Betty’s Bay Hack Report No 667

The battle for Betty's Bay: Report on Hack no 667 A huge effort by the troops all but cleared the verges of Disa Circle and surrounds. Well done to everybody! The tea was made by Merran Silberbauer, and the sandwiches by Jane Fearnhead. Thank you ladies! Penguin Place again donated the bread, so thank you to them too. The troops were Mike Begley, David Bossenger, Tom Dreyer, Rachel Faria, Ulli Niemann, Chris Geldenhuys, Willem Stiglingh, Bernard van Wulven, John and Sue Weaver, Lewis and Caroline Silberbauer, new hacker David Morant and Frik Potgieter. Ed Silberbauer…
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Pringle Bay Hack Report No 138

Kindly take note that there was a Hack Report 138, but it was actually a nil return in the sense that the hack was stopped due to rain on the day. Pringle Bay Hack Report No 139 Today, 30 September 2018, was the first scorcher of Spring and what a great turnout! After the cancellation in August due to the rain we had a second session on the plot next to the entrance to Pringle Bay. We again engaged with the serious infestation of Eucalyptus Spider Gum, Rooikrantz, Port Jackson, Australian Myrtle and Pine trees.…
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Betty’s Bay Hack Report No 666

The battle for Betty's Bay: Report on Hack no 666 On a windy, early summer’s day, the dreaded Roooikrans along the verges of Disa Circle were tackled. This area is a good example of how this enemy proliferates if left to its own devices! But also how, with effort, the fynbos can be restored to all its glory. Well done everybody! The tea was made by Merran Silberbauer, and the sandwiches by Christine Dreyer. Thank you ladies! Penguin Place again donated the bread, so thank you to them! The troops were: Tom Dreyer, Jeannie Harning,…
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The Wednesday Hack

Work continued on the slopes of the Klein Hangklip Mountains between Pringle Bay and Rooi Els. An area was cleared of Rooikrans in Serruria Circle in Betty’s Bay and we did the annual clean-up at Kapensis/Ed’s Valley. During the month 66 man-hack days were thrown at the enemy. This is becoming a really serious threat to the invaders! Hackers were: Tom Dreyer, Frik Potgieter, Jan Joubert, Bernard van Wulven,  Ulli Niemann, Selwyn Botha, Louw Toerien, Chris Geldenhuys, Jane Fearnhead, Mike Robinson, Willem Stiglingh, Chris Cadman, Nils Rottcher, Giel Maree, Barbara Silcock and Gaenor Lees-Rolfe.
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Betty’s Bay Hack Report No 665

The battle for Betty's Bay: Report on Hack no 665 Only a few brave souls ignored the threatening weather to fight the enemy, but their enthusiasm made up for the numbers! A large area was cleared of Rooikrans and Port Jacksons. There are more on the verges of both Disa Road and Disa Circle, so we will go back there next hack. The tea was made by Merran Silberbauer, and the sandwiches by Jane Fearnhead. Thank you ladies! Penguin Place again donated the bread, so thank you to them! The troops were: Tom Dreyer, Richard…
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Pringle Bay Hack Report No 137

Thank you to all the hackers who attended today’s hack, what a great turnout! The plot next to the entrance of Pringle Bay has been a headache for a long time. It has been a challenge to trace the owner/consortium responsible for the plot, but we’ve finally managed to do so and today, 29 July 2018, we made a start on the hacking on smallholding 559/61. This plot is seriously invested with Eucalyptus, Spider Gum, Rooikrantz, Port Jackson, Australian Myrtle and Pine trees. While today was only a start, and we will be busy there…
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Betty’s Bay Hack Report No 664

The battle for Betty's Bay: Report on Hack no 664 We were back fighting Acacia Elata and Eucalyptus on the slopes of Voorberg at this month's hack. Still boring, but everybody was really motivated and we actually cleared the area! It is wonderful to see the fynbos without the ugly intrusive aliens. Again a big thank you all! The tea was made by Merran Silberbauer, and the sandwiches by Di Knott. Thank you ladies! Penguin Place again donated the bread, so thank you to them! The troops were: John Benn, David Bossenger, Jan and Betsey…
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Pringle Bay Hack Report No 136

It was at the back of most hackers’ minds that on 24 June 2018 we would not be hacking due to possible rainy weather. We were waiting for the crucial sms cancelling the hack, which never came! Despite the weather and a few raindrops, 28 members of the Pringle Bay Hack Group convened at Drostergat. We first tackled the Rooikrantz and Brazilian Pepper Trees on Plots 370 - 3, behind the Country Deli, and thereafter the Rooikrantz, Port Jackson and Australian Myrtle on the verges of the intersection of James and Oliver roads. Thank you,…
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