The Lower Silvermine River Wetlands are a popular community asset and a conservation success story.   The development of the artificial wetlands, primarily as a flood control scheme, has resulted in an attractive indigenous landscape with a rich bio-diversity.  The history of the development of these wetlands is also the story of committed members of the community who worked to ensure that the authorities acknowledged the Silvermine River as a conservation asset and understood its potential as an a valuable recreation areas.  The reward for these volunteers who fought long battles to protect the most natural river system in the Cape Metro will come when the area is proclaimed a Bio-Diversity Agreement Area & the Silvermine Source to Sea Trail is formally inaugurated.   Read about the History of the Silvermine River and Wetlands here.