MTB race supports environmental sustainability

2016-07-21 06:00
The Glacier Storms River Traverse supports water neutrality and environmental sustainability. Photo: SUPPLIED

The Glacier Storms River Traverse supports water neutrality and environmental sustainability. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE action-packed Glacier Storms River Traverse not only has true mountain biking at heart, but also supports water neutrality and environmental sustainability.

Despite being held in one of the highest rainfall areas in South Africa, the Glacier Storms River Traverse draws a significant amount of water from the local environment.

For the previous two Glacier Storms River Traverse events, organised by Dryland Event Management, an alien vegetation clearing programme was funded by Dryland. The 2016 event aims to continue the good work.

Between September and December 2015 they cleared six hectares of a watercourse, which resulted in the doubling of the river’s flow rate. Not only does the alien clearing offset the water used during the Glacier Storms River Tra-verse, but it also provides 20 times more water than the event uses. These excess water can be used to supply up to 360 local households.

The event takes place in Tsitsikamma from August 6 to 8. For more information about the Glacier Storms River Traverse, visit www.stormsrivertraverse.co.za.

  • Dryland prides itself on the company’s sustainable approach to both business and the environments where it operates.

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