Walking for Water

The Duzi Umgeni Conservation Trust (DUCT), whose mission is to champion the health of the uMngeni and uMsunduzi Rivers, is planning an epic walk down the length of the uMngeni River, from source to sea.

The aim of the walk is

  • to raise awareness of the plight of this and all South African rivers.
  • to familiarise DUCT with the entire river. The majority of the work we do is in the Howick area, the Valley of 1000 hills and the uMsunduzi river in the Pietermaritzburg area.

A small group of environmentalists passionate about our planet, and particularly water, are walking the uMngeni River in May 2012.  Starting at uMngeni Vlei – the plateau above Dargle and Fort Nottingham where the river rises – and ending at Blue Lagoon where is rushes into the Indian Ocean. Along the way they will be documenting and recording all impacts on the river and posting daily stories of their adventures and findings on this blog.

Penny Rees is coordinator of this event. Should you wish to offer assistance or sponsorship for this project, contact her on 082 340 7571, 033 330 7524 or pennyduct@vodamail.co.za

For more information about DUCT activities see http://www.duct.org.za

Media contact: info@midlandsconservancies.org.za


About Nikki Brighton

I live in Howick, between the river and the hills. I enjoy pre-dawn walks in the streets with my dog, sitting on the veranda with crochet and tea, and harvesting vegetables outside the kitchen door.
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5 Responses to Walking for Water

  1. Pia Sanchez says:

    This is a tremendously worthwhile combined effort! Good Luck to you all!

  2. Margie Pretorius says:

    this is fantastic!! I will be with you in spirit….weeping at the mess we have made and hoping for change as you help make more people aware of our precious river.

  3. John Fourie says:


  4. John Fourie says:

    See you there?

    • Thanks John, we probably won’t see you as there are not many opportunities to actually join the small river walk team. Why not plan a walk of your own along your favourite river? See our page Worldwide Walks for inspiration and we’ll add your idea to the others which keep flooding in.

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