Meetings scheduled to guide post-fire management of invasive plants

AFTER the fires of June last year, there has been a tremendous re-growth of invasive plants throughout affected areas in Knysna and Plett.
This poses a challenge for private landowners who are not only rebuilding their lives after, but are obliged in terms of national legislation to control alien invasive plant species.
Considering the impact of invasive plants on the health of our rivers and the protracted drought in the Western Cape, it is also becoming important to control these plants from a water-supply perspective.
Add to this the fire threat posed by invasive plants and there are just too many compelling reasons to keep your property clear of dominant species such as black wattle, eucalyptus, Rooikrans, Port Jackson, and blackwood.
Knysna Municipality recognises that landowners face many challenges after the big fire and would like to assist those who understand the need to manage invasive plants. Please join one of the meetings closest to you.
March 26: Brentons and Belvidere, Brenton Community Hall 9am - 12 noon
March 27: Barrington/Elandskraal, Garden Route Trail Park 9am - 12 noon; Sedgefield
Mosaic Market 1-4pm
March 28: Buffalo Bay and Surrounds, River Deck Restaurant 9am - 12 noon; Rheenendal, Portland Manor 1-4pm
March 29: Knysna CBD and Noetzie , Mitchell’s Brewery 9am - 12 noon
Contact Pam Booth at pbooth@knysna.gov.za or on 044 302 6317 for further information.