Simon’s Town Environmental Advisory Committee (STEAC)

STEAC is a subsidiary of the Simon’s Town Civic Association.   It meets monthly and its objective is to provide a forum where all those who are involved in caring for the Greater Simon’s Town environment have a chance to meet together, share problems and concerns, and work out solutions and answers.   Representatives are drawn from the Cape Town City departments of Amenities, Environment, Parks and Waste Management, as well as SANParks, S A Navy and all the civil organisations operating in the area.   Each of us try to share information and work together to solve the problems and address the concerns of the greater Simon’s Town area. Phone Rupert & Cilla Bromley 021 782 6400  –  fax 021 782 5061 cilla@bromley.co.za

 

Simon’s Town Flora Conservation Group

A small but dedicated group of conservationists have systematically been eradicating invasive alien plants in the mountains above Simon’s Town and Glencairn. You are invited to join them.

Redhill Hack: 3rd Sunday of each month on 9:30 – 12:00 – Phone Peter Salter (021 7861620).

Elsies Peak Hack: 1st Saturday afternoon each month. Meet at the top of Golconda Rd, Glencairn Heights at 14:30 – 17:30. Phone Iluska Allan (021 7822736)

Walks on the last Sunday of each month:  phone Claire Mc Carthy (021 7891334).

 

FRIENDS OF SIMON’S TOWN COASTLINE

We promote the conservation of the Simon’s Town coastline and the well-being of indigenous flora and fauna; public access to open spaces; knowledge of nature and coastal features and discourage pollution and poaching.  We hold regular outdoor events, illustrated evening presentations at the ST Museum and maintain involvement in community affairs.  Judy Hodson Tel/Fax 021 786 5931   judyhodson@icon.co.za

 

FRIENDS OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 

We have walks in the Reserve on the 3rd Sun of every month. On other days on request. Walks are free, but exclude the reserve fee. The Friends assist the TMNPark to preserve the pristine nature of the area and to educate the public.  Ph Jayne: 021 785 3928

Glencairn Action Group

The Glencairn Action Group was formed in 2005 to fight the proposal by the charity organisation Gordons and a consortium of planners and engineers to develop a large housing estate to the west of Glencairn Heights on land designated in the approved Simon’s Town Structure Plan as a nature area. With the backing of the immediate community and local civic bodies, GAG remains committed to preventing this ill-advised attempt to further develop the southern peninsula and their brief now extends to the whole of the Glencairn valley. An environmental impact report on erf 60 has been prepared into which GAG made a significant contribution. this Report has been sent to the Province for a decision – expected in 2009. Should the Province give the Gordon’s Syndicate the go-ahead, GAG will institute legal proceedings. With this in mind, GAG has secured funding of up to R100,000 from the Table Mountain Fund in addition to its own pledged funds of over R30,000. Email Geoff Neden at gneden@googlemail.com .

 

GEESE (Glencairn Education & Environment Support Enthusiasts)

Glencairn Vlei  & Stepping Stones by Philippe

The walks in the wetland have been greatly improved by the additions of the board walk & the Wiley Bridge over the Els River which enable walkers to interact in safety with nature all the year round. More recently 68 stepping stones were placed on the berm spillway making it possible for walkers and workers to cross dry shod almost all the year round. The latest improvement has been the design, manufacture and siting of four GEESE benches (bench ends in the shape of geese) which are proving very popular resting spots. Contact Cilla Bromley 021 782 6400, cilla@bromley.co.za. For more info: www.geeseglencairn.org