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Diep River Walk - 10 June 2007
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Sunday 10th June was a typical Cape winter's day - the day was cold and there were rain showers throughout the morning. But early afternoon the rain stopped (for a while at least) and the weather was quite pleasant for our walk; except for a rain shower later in the afternoon.

The walk took us from Parklands into the natural area on the western shore of the Diep River; we walked to the railway line and onto the bridge crossing the Diep River, and then back along the edge of the wetlands. We were fortunate to be accompanied by Sandiso Kraai, the Conservator who was recently appointed to look after this important area.

The proposed Diep River conservation area is an important part of the conservation corridor which it is hoped will be established between Rietvlei Conservation Area and Blaauwberg Conservation Area. The concept of conservation corridors to link the conservation areas in the greater Cape Town area is extremely important for conservation and to enhance biodiversity - we are proud that the Diep River Conservation Area is the first such corridor site to be surveyed and managed.

Pictures of our afternoon walk appear on the next pages.
 
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