Liesbeek River Islands - Site #79


Paul Hoekman

Identifier of this site

There are various islands in the Liesbeek River in Rosebank. Most of these islands have been recently cleared because of the alien vegetation on the islands. However, if we are able to keep the aliens out and plant indigenous vegetation, then these islands could provide a much more nurturing habitat for fish, aquatic animals, birds, insects and other animals to live in than the cement canal that dominates the river in these parts.

Next activity

iNaturalist City Nature Challenge (Apr 26, 2019)


Why is this important?

This site is located in Rosebank. Rosebank is located in close proximity to Table Mountain, and there is a lot of potential to create 'stepping stones' within the area that allow animals (like birds) to come down from Table Mountain and expand their territory, possibly connecting with other areas in the region. However, in order to have a funcional network of stepping stones it is important that the right species are planted throughout the neighbourhood, and that there are sufficient green sites in the area.

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What is your vision?

We have not yet defined a vision for this plot. What kind of vegetation would do well here? What is appropriate for this place, and in this context? What do people in this area want here? We would love YOUR input. If you have any ideas, please get in touch so we can share it here and get the discussion started!

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