KLOOF Conservancy was proud to provide introductory training on invasive alien plants to 31 community members from the Shongweni area on Thursday. The trainees will be clearing alien invasive plants on the 68 hectare Shongweni landfill site that is operated by EnviroServ. EnviroServ sponsored the training as part of a project to alleviate poverty and to provide community employment. Bugweed (Solanum mauritianum), Lantana camara and black wattle (Acacia mearnsii) are just some of the problem plants they will be tackling. Simon Maphumulo and Wilbur Mahlamvu from Kloof and Giba Gorge Conservancies, did the training in Zulu. Participants were pleased to learn about the importance of our biodiversity and their role in helping to protect it. - Supplied.