Tag Archives: rivers

Rietspruit

There’s water in them thar hills… We are at it again! Thanks to the drought we’ve put off the 2016 walk for 11.5 months and have now decided that we can’t let a whole year go by without a River … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Drizzle and Dams

Just a month or so ago, we heard reports that the Midlands water table had dropped by 60 metres!  Fortunately, it has been raining quite a lot since then, but don’t be fooled by the grey and drizzly days – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Our Earth – Our Rivers

It is Earth Day this week. The Earth wouldn’t be the Earth if it was not for our rivers.  The lifeblood of our planet. To celebrate, we reproduce this beautiful essay by Pulitzer prize-winning poet Robert Hass. that first appeared on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How a Housewife Transformed an Open Sewer into a Swimmable River

Written by Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-moyer-phd/nashua-river-transformed-_b_5552680.html In the 1960s the Nashua River was starved of oxygen, biologically dead, and one of the ten most polluted rivers in the United States. The sludge-filled river, which flows through New Hampshire and Massachusetts, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

You Will Be Blown Away!

You are invited to view the eighth DUCT Art Campaign at the Liberty Midlands Mall, Food Court between the 3rd and 9th November! Pre-Primary, Junior and Senior Primary and Secondary Schools from Pietermaritzburg and surrounds have submitted outstanding artwork for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oxygen

Another Mpofana Anecdote from Pandora Long. It has taken us two and a half hours to walk the first kilometre. We pass a great gash in the landscape where the Mooi-uMngeni Transfer Scheme crosses the little river. A few hundred … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment