These photos were taken by Khaya Ndlovu of the uMngeni river passing uMkhizwana and eMvini communities.
Khaya writes: Ecological ignorance has affected this precious resource. Recently, extraction of sand from the river by heavy machines has affected the fish population. It goes without saying that Elephant Ear plants play a huge role on the uMngeni River bank during erosion.
Envronmental education is of crucial imperative in the uMngeni River Valley communities, so that these communities can show positive action towards environmentals issues. The environment will benefit in that regard.
This year is the UN International Year of Water Cooperation. How perfect for the Mayday for Rivers cause! Let us build on the collaborative relationships we have already begun, include all communities who are affected by the state of the river and ensure this truly is a year of cooperation around water. First tell a couple of friends about the Mayday Campaign and invite them to follow the blog. Then, start planning YOUR May River Walk now – anywhere in the world. Let us know about it so we can add your story to all the others.