Glencairn Beach hack of alien vegetation by local Community

Glencairn Beach Hack team
On Saturday the 11th June a group of enthusiastic residents and a gardener, [Mattheus who does much work in the wetland managed by the Bromleys] armed with loppers and saws got together to tackle the alien vegetation along a section of the walkway at Glencairn beach. This area, now thick with invasive rooikranz has become a sleeping and drinking place for vagrants. Proof of this was the amount of litter, empty alcohol bottles and an assortment other items collected during the hack. This area with a long concrete bench was once a lovely place for parents to sit and watch children play in the rock pools at low tide. A bench above the walkway mostly hidden by thick vegetation has now been exposed. It was amazing how much was achieved in a couple of hours and whole exercise reflected great community spirit. Everyone enjoyed the hack and one new hacker commented that it was ” inspirational”. We aim to make this a monthly event and hope that other locals will be inspired to join us. We think planting water wise aloes will uplift the area. The next hack is planned for 16th July
Bench at beach now clear of Rooikrans Glencairn Bench now

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