Tons of hyacinth removed from Hartbeespoort Dam

Harties Foundation NPC, backed by Page Automation, Harties Boat Company, V8 Roadhouse and Restaurant, InfoGro as well as individual donors have once again started harvesting hyacinth (and other matter) from Hartbeespoort Dam. While the hyacinth currently covers only a small portion of the dam, as a result of recent biological control and manual removal, the renewed action is taken to avoid exponential growth when summer comes. In the first 6 days of harvesting, 1500 square meters of hyacinth totaling 160 tons, were removed. This excludes drift wood and plastic totaling another 30 tons.