The Green Wardens Project is a City of Cape Town initiative to employ local people, paid by the City, but managed and facilitated by the local Ratepayers Associations.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Noordhoek Ratepayers Association (NRPA) has joined this program. We have a team of 5 Masi residents who have been employed to remove unwanted vegetation on City land in Noordhoek. There are similar projects in Sun Valley, Glencairn and Kommetjie.
We have been working for a month already, clearing up the area around the entrance to Chappies. This area was severely burnt by the fires, presenting a perfect opportunity to get into the alien seedbank whilst it is exposed. We hope to create a firebreak free of aliens. This will lessen the chance of fires jumping Chappies again and threatening the houses in the Chapmans Peak area.
When the team is done here we will move to other City owned land in Noordhoek. Residents can help us identify City land in the Noordhoek area in need of a cleanup. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions we can use to compile a list of projects for this team to tackle.
We need 2 volunteers from the community to help with this project. We require as little as 1 hour a week of your time. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in joining our Noordhoek Green Wardens team. Help will be greatly appreciated.
The Green Wardens pictured on the photos above are Fezeka Selana, Bonani White, Yolile France, Nokhanyiselo Msunduand Patiswa Mhlana.