Huge effort to rid river of wattle for Drak Challenge

2013-12-05 00:00

UNDERBERG — As the 2014 N3TC Drak Challenge looms large and paddlers return to the Umzimkhulu River, the race organisers have resumed their ongoing battle to rid the river of wattle trees, as part of a unique programme to eradicate the alien invaders with the funding and support of the participants.

“We have been cutting down the wattle for about three years now,” Cole said. “It has been a long process but we are starting to see some big differences now that we have done a large stretch of the river.

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