FoBCA Newsletter 2022 No 1
We realized with a shock that our last communication with you was in November! We apologise for the absence, but rest assured, it does not mean nothing happened. Everything but! The season is changing and nature is coming to rest, and we are about to start living ‘normally’ again after the pandemic. With regard to the FOBCA, we have had changes in our committee membership, had a talk to commemorate the Battle of Blaauwberg, were involved with many public issues/developments etc – you can read all about it below. Please always keep a look out for events on our calendar on the Home page of our website, and our Facebook page.
FoBCA Newsletter 2021 No 5
We are nearing the end of the year, and starting to focus on the December breakaways. However, no rest for the wicked yet - below is a rundown of all our recent activities, and some still to come..
FoBCA Newsletter 2021 No 4
Spring is here and I am sure you have all enjoyed the abundance flowers around us, while sometimes experiencing some really cold days! One of the most beautiful pictures I have seen was a Namaqualand daisy opening up its exquisite face to the sun, surrounded by a blanket of pure-white snow.
FoBCA Newsletter 2021 No 3
The winter solstice was this week, however while we can look forward to longer days, winter in the Western Cape is surely still to come. We hope that you are keeping warm, but also taking time to experience winter outdoors. This is the season in which our surf sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the great stretch of coastline we are privileged to have in Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. Winter is also the time when many aspects of nature lie dormant, so we can observe the unique wonders of this quiet season without the flash and constant action of summer. The FoBCA most certainly does not lie dormant in winter - environmental work continues as you can see from the many activities below...
FoBCA Newsletter 2021 No 2
Our second newsletter of the year is full of the news. Life is slowly returning to normal, and we hold thumbs that the 3rd Covid wave does not hit us too hard, and that all the events below can happen as planned.
Beach Clean-up – March 2021 As you probably know by now, the coastal stretch between Melkbosstrand and Bloubergstrand has retained its WESSA Green Coast status, and the focus project of the Status is Coastal Clean-up. We, together with the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve organize coastal clean-ups at the end of each month.
FoBCA Newsletter 2021 No 1
Welcome to a new year – a year that we all entered hesitantly and with trepidation. We trust the coming year will bring solutions to many challenges and that we can have some kind of normalcy again in visiting our beautiful beaches, socializing with friends and family, and going to events. Robert Frost, the Pulitzer prize-winning poet wrote: ‘In three words I can sum up everything I have learnt about life: it goes on.’ And indeed it does. Conservation’s challenges remain, and in some cases, have grown. At the FoBCA we are continuing with projects as far as we can, and you can read all about them below. Please enjoy our first newsletter of 2021, and we hope to see you all at some stage during the coming year.