Motorbikes concern conservancy

2011-09-29 00:00

ANYONE visiting the World’s View Heritage Site, or passing the various entry points into the conservancy area, will have noticed the recent erection of signs promoting the World’s View Conservancy (WVC). Dozens of these signs, courtesy of NTC and Red Alert, are being put up, advising visitors that they are entering a conservation area. They also give information on behaviour when using this area, such as visuals depicting those pursuits which are definitely not allowed — no fires, no picking flora, no dumping or littering and no motorised vehicles, including bakkies, quads and motorbikes.

While the majority of visitors treat the plantations with respect and enjoy their sojourns there, it is evident that the area is being abused by some people. Of particular concern is the increasing number of motorbikes using the forest tracks during weekends and holidays. Repeated riding has caused severe gullies in places which will lead to massive and long-term erosion in the rainy season.

The WVC has held several clean-ups during the past few months, picking up tons of rubbish and transporting it to the landfill in Hayfields. It has been heartening to note that less trash is being dumped – long may this continue.

 

• Inquiries: chairperson Hugh Temple at 033 343 1286 or secretary Howard Richardson at 033 343 2884, for more information.

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