Major Harties Clean & Restore Project launched

The Rotary club of Brits Hartbeespoort, WESSA Northern areas and Birdlife Harties in collaboration with a number of stakeholders intend to roll out the Harties Clean & Restore project on 28 May with a major clean-up in Hartbeespoort.

Other stakeholders in the project include Schoemansville Oewer Resort, Community Clean-up NPO, Kathy Bell, Cetric foundation, Scientology group, ARMOUR, various estates and estate agents, schools, churches, Hartbeespoort businesses and waste collection and recycling companies.

“The aim is a cleaner and restored town which will include the repairing of pot holes and cutting of grass a week before the big clean-up event on 28 May, painting of roads, cleaning and painting areas of the dam wall, upgrading the dam wall picnic site, pruning of trees and beautifying some areas with plants. The focus is on the town from the Magaliesberg down to the dam and along its shoreline including all the estates, dam wall, Damdoryn and areas to the north and south of the water including the Roos se Oord area and the R 512 T-junction. The end goal is a town to be proud of and especially with the dam wall\Harties centenary celebration coming up in 2023,” John Wesson of WESSA said. The project will be ongoing with clean-up activities envisioned every four to six months. The next one in Hartbeespoort will take place on “World clean-up day” on 17 September

Co-ordinators for the clean-up are Jo Dreyer in the north, Stephanie Ash in the south, Lynne Clarke for the Crocodile River, Century 21 in the Damdoryn area, and Tsungi Fundira in Kosmos.

Kormorant and WESSA will be responsible for a media campaign to promote the project.

Wesson said residents, schools, shopping malls, businesses, and tourism-related facilities, will be approached to assist on the day and the run-up to the event.

Gathering sites will be announced closer to the date. Boat owners are urged to join the project and assist with cleaning on the water. Jo Dreyer can be contacted in this regard on 083454 1544.

Two drop off sites for rubbish will be identified.

Please contact one of the organizers if you can assist. The following people can be contacted in connection with the project: Jo Dreyer (jodreyer14@gmail.com/083 454 1544), Stephanie Ash (info@communitycleanup.org.za/082 438 2822), Annalie Jovaras (annalie@remaxhorizon.co.za/082 930 1799), John Wesson (jwesson@wessanorth.co.za/083 444 7649), Tsungi Fundira (tsungi@remaxhorizon.co.za/ 078 160 3787), Candice du Preez – Marketing\Social media (candice@neurorocket.com/0788946226).