Our Rivers – The Reports

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better, its not.”  The Lorax by Dr Seuss

Fortunately for KZN, Penny Rees does care a whole awful lot. Along with her team of committed, passionate and compassionate volunteer River Walkers, she has organised, walked, recorded and now, compiled comprehensive reports on the uMngeni River and three of it’s important tributaries.   The reports are all available to download on the DUCT website.

They include all the miniSASS results, all the turbidity tests, all the impacts, all the meth blue tests, all the impacts and a whole lot of ideas on how we can help fix up the mess our rivers are in.

So if you care, even a little, about the health of our Midlands rivers that provide water and sanitation services to millions of people and support some incredible bio-diversity, do read them.   We need to pay attention to the little things. Small actions often have a big impact that is not always clear at first. Everyone can contribute. Penny certainly has.

Lion’s River, Dargle River, Mpofana River – all at:


Basic costs of the three tributary walks were funded by N3Toll Concession through the Midlands Conservancies Forum Protecting Ecological Infrastructure Programme.

Mayday Dargle River 3 001


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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