The Mountain Club of SA and Cape Nature are pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting a ‘Rocklands Conservation Day’ – at Rocklands (Cederberg) on the 7 & 8 June 2014. Rocklands has become a world famous bouldering area and we believe it would be prudent for us to put something back into this special and pristine area.
1. Planting 50 endangered Cedar trees.
The Clanwilliam Cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis) is listed as Critically Endangered* by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). It has been exploited in the past and has seen a considerable reduction in population size due to an increase in both the amount and intensity of fires in the recent past. It is one of few fynbos species that is not adapted to fire, where many other species are specially adapted to reproduce after fires.
2. Fixing up some of the erosion at the Roadside boulders
It is sure to be a festive weekend, and there will be ample time and skin left for you to enjoy some climbing before /afterwards.
We hope that like the other Cedar planting days in the Cederberg, this will become an annual event. We will provide more details closer to the time, but for now, please book the weekend.
Please email email@example.com to get involved and to book your spot! We need to provide names to Cape Nature well in advance of the day in order to get free accommodation and access for those people assisting us.
Kindly also bring a spade or pick axe to assist?
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