Make a difference to the city’s green lungs
SPRUIT Day, tomorrow, is a day when those living along the Braamfontein Spruit organise events and clean-ups of the river and the river banks.
The Blairgowrie Community Association (BCA) said the event would be held again with 20 residents’ associations participating.
Spruit Day is a co-ordinated restoration, improvement and clean-up of the spruit and creates an excellent opportunity for those living in the area to spend a morning together making a difference to their areas, and get to know each other.
This year’s activities in northern councillor Tim Truluck’s ward include: Parkhurst/Victory Park: From 9am to noon: meet at the green pedestrian bridge accessed via the gate at the bottom of Parkhurst Road/12th Street and Zonda Avenue/Rustenburg Road, Victory Park, to take part in the clean-up. Parkhurst Residents Association’s Jacques Hough is leading this group.
What to wear: comfortable clothes, a hat and sturdy shoes.
What to bring: sunscreen, water and gloves. Refuse bags will be supplied.
E-mail Jacques at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blairgowrie/Craighall: The Blairgowrie Community Association will be partnering with the Old Parktonians Sports Club and the Craighall Residents’ Association (CRA) from 9am. Meet at the Old Parktonians Sports Club, and you can park behind the bowling club at the Garden Road, Bordeaux south (just off Jan Smuts Avenue) entrance.
Besides the clean-up, 90 trees will be planted. Sixty were donated by Johannesburg City Parks and 30 by landscaper Patrick Watson.
Much work has already been done along this section of the spruit by residents living in the area and the difference made already has been amazing.
However, more work and beautification is still required.
Bring a hat, sunscreen and rubber gloves.
Refuse bags will be provided and the holes for the trees will be dug already for planting, so bring a spade if you can.
Water and cooldrinks will be provided by both the BCA and the CRA.
Join the spruit clean-up and meet neighbours