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Wandelpad News

On Monday 1st October, the Wandelpad Volunteer Team, ably assisted by Clive (Mr Greenfingers) Benjamin, began the reforestation above the King Street Pump Station where alien and invasive Sambucus nigra (European Elder) had been removed. 5 Sideroxylon inerme (Milkwoods) were planted and, where possible, the area was plugged with Plectranthus ecklonii (indigenous) which not only…

SCORE thanks Stanfordians!

A huge big thank you to all villagers who have donated clothing and household goods to the SCORE swop shop project. It is most appreciated and your generous contributions allow for the success of this worthy project. Kindly drop off all donations in black bags to the Tourism & Info Centre (please no longer to…

Mandela Day activities

What a fabulous turn-out for our Mandela Day events! The swop shop wall was painted and the Willem Appel Dam was cleared of a huge amount of rubbish! Well done Stanford community for your time and enthusiasm. Here is a break down of events: Monday 16 July – local children and volunteers started painting and…

Wandelpad Team

Dave Hagen, head of Stanford Conservation Trust’s Wandelpad Committee, has rounded up a small group of people who are passionate about Stanford’s environment. Together with Basil Whittaker, who was instrumental in the establishment of the Walking Trail or Wandelpad 25 years ago, Bonnie Espie, Marion Binder Williams, Debbie Alexander and Gertrud Lomas-Walker will contribute conservation…

Dog Faeces on the Wandelpad

What a privilege it is to have the meandering footpath along our Klein River Estuary, established 25 years ago as The Wandelpad, which we can enjoy with our dogs. It is treasured by locals on a daily basis and listed as a must-do for visitors. Let’s not let it be fouled up by mounds of dog…

Wine & Wisdom Quiz Evening

The Wine & Wisdom Quiz evening was also held last night with organiser Bob Broom in charge. This event is open to all Stanfordians and is held every first Wednesday evening of the month, starting again in September. The proceeds of the evening will also go towards the Buzzy Beez restoration project. Buzzy Beez is…

Stanford Significant Tree Talk

A small group of tree enthusiasts met yesterday evening to listen to an interesting talk by Dr Chris Whitehouse from Philipskop Mountain Reserve, on the basics of identifying various types of trees. This was to get the Stanford Significant Tree Survey started. Katie Smuts who is part of Stanford Conservation Trust, discussed how the trees…