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Ferncliffe Forest Wilding World Environment Day Hack

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Date & Time:
June 5, 2022 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Local Timezone)

Event Summary:

A friendly and relaxed invasive plant "hack" in the Ferncliffe Protected Environment, to ring-bark, uproot, cut back and hand pull a variety of invasive species in an area of mistbelt forest along a stream. This habitat is endangered. All welcome! This is a community volunteer event, hosted by NGO Ferncliffe forest wilding ( We'll also have a quick discussion about the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021 - 2030 and why restoration matters. Individuals can do some birding and biodiversity mapping via iNaturalist or a bird app. Those who tire of clearing could enjoy a walk.

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Practical Details:

World Environment Day, 5 June 2022. Weeders of all sizes and fitness levels are welcome! We will tackle an area off the top of Warwick Road (search Google maps for 90 Warwick Road to find the meeting point). Bring a hat, longs, older clothes, shoes that can get muddy, water, gloves, and a tool for clearing smaller weeds or large ones - and a picnic for later. Eye protection is a good idea for more avid weeders. The amazing thing about making a difference is that it's so easy to start - and every person's actions count. Contacts: 073 519 7036 /073 372 4429 or

COVID-19 Protocols:

Outside events do not require a mask in South Africa at the moment, but please feel free to mask-up should you wish to, and bring one along in case others ask you to wear a mask while chatting to them.

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