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Window Shopping, Weeds and the Worst Destruction Ever

Penny starts the days tale: After the horrors we encountered on the Rietspruit recently, I really did not think we could come across riparian zone destruction as bad for a while.  However, Symmonds Stream certainly rose to the challenge!  In … Continue reading

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We Can’t Drink Gas

“Are your ears just ornaments?” asked an audience member at the recent Rhino Oil & Gas meetings held in the Midlands “Why have you come back when we have already told you NO?” Clearly, it is not a good idea … Continue reading

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Merrivale Stream – NIMBY

Day 4: Not In My Back Yard – In The Stream Instead Moraig joined Preven and Penny for the last Merrvale Stream section and wrote the report for the day. We are up very early in the morning, always a … Continue reading

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Merrivale Stream – Dams and Flowers

Day 3: Dams and Flowers Friday afternoon, when most people begin to wind down the work week, Penny and Preven started the third source reconnaissance of the sprawling arms that are the Merrivale stream. Preven writes: This source started on the … Continue reading

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Merrivale’s River of Shame – Where Children Once Played

DAY 2: Where Children Once Played   Preven tells today’s tale: With today’s heat warning predicting a high of 42˚Celcius we wanted to get off as soon as possible and start our trek. We left Penny’s home early in the morning to … Continue reading

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Merrivale’s River of Shame – Hole in the Mud

DAY 1:  Hole-in-the-Mud It began like any other river walk – Preven arriving the afternoon before, laying out and dividing the kit, and Google mapping the stream we were to walk. All very last minute as, due to unforeseen circumstances, the … Continue reading

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