Thanks to a generous donation from the WWF, the Furth stream has been completely cleared of logs. This has not only accelerated the progress of the #BRU2 initiative, but it has freed up funds.  Things on the horizon with the remaining money are as follows:

  • Poison a few wattle trees above a pool called “The Black Hole” on Furth Farm.
  • Get a small daring crew to clamber the steep banks where wattles were felled in September 2018, but where hard to reach saplings are taking root.
  • Do Follow up bramble and wattle spraying along the entire Sheardown, Stoneycroft, Furth and Brigadoon farms in October. (10kms)
  • Remove wattles felled by ‘WFW’  from the river on Sheardown Farm (3kms)
  • Assess and perform light clearing and follow up on Chestnuts Farm (4 Kms)
  • Poison trees in the tight valley between Furth dam and the main river
  • Take out 4 or 5 trees on a steep slope a few yards below the confluence of the Furth Stream and the main Umgeni on Brigadoon farm….drop them in the river and pull them upstream and out with long chains.
  • Spray bramble in the vicinity of Big Rock and the removed trees mentioned above.
  • Built a rudimentary foot bridge over the Furth Stream with 2 gumpoles and some. chain near the confluence/Big Rock.
  • Do follow up bramble spraying in the valley of the Furth Stream.

As the money runs short, we will try more volunteer days again to get some of this done.  Watch this site for further info on those.