At the end of 2017, nine EPWP workers were deployed to Princess Vlei under the supervision of the manager, Denisha Anand. The workers have added huge value to the site through clearing aliens, removing litter, preparing soil for planting and helping with the restoration of fynbos. They have also prepared the ground for the planting projects by local school learners and other community members - including the spiral Healing Garden.
At the end of their time at Princess Vlei, the Princess Vlei Forum held a workshop with the workers to tell them about the history of the Princess Vlei campaign, and to ask them to share their insights gained by their work on the site, and explore their ideas of what they would like to see at Princess Vlei to make it a fabulous park for nature and the community.
Their ideas included an amphitheatre, gym park, a mini-golf course, more spiral gardens, and a walkway around the vlei. Watch the video below to see their report back to the group on their ideas.
The Forum would like to thank Shane Wilkinson, Fernando Petersen, Shafiek Louw, Clayton Mampies, Claudette Smith, Carl Oppelt, Sydney Clavert, Quintin Adams and Neville De Koker. We hope that they will come to enjoy Princess Vlei with their families, and will get an opportunity to work with us again in the future.
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