COVID-19 Guidelines for Moreleta Kloof

PROTOCOLS TO BE FOLLOWED WHEN MORELETA KLOOF NATURE RESERVE OPENS FOR PUBLIC

THE RESERVE WILL ONLY BE OPEN FROM 06:00 – 17:00

OWN MASKS, OWN SANITIZER

Additional procedures that will put in place;

  • No visits to the bird hide.
  • No picnics allowed.
  • No visits to the Rademeyers Restaurant Area.
  • No group activities allowed.
  • Vehicles will be stopped at Main Gate. Once a vehicle leaves the reserve another vehicle will be allowed.
  • The security will scan ALL the persons in a vehicle at the gate before the visitors enter the vehicle gate.
  • Any vehicle with a person with temperature more than 38C will be asked to turn around
  • The visitors must remember the temperature for recording on the COVID visitors register.
  • Pedestrians will also enter at Main Gate and follow same procedures as vehicles.
  • Only 40 visitors at a time allowed in Reserve.

ALL OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS OF MORELETA KLOOF NATURE RESERVE MUST BE ADHERED TO.

NO PERSON MUST RECORD THEIR OWN DETAILS ON THE REGISTER (ONLY SECURITY GUARD TO RECORD DETAILS – NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED).

  • ID card must be shown for the security guard to record on COVID visitors register. Security guard must also record telephone number.
  • Only the following ablutions will be available: wheel chair ablutions – only one person allowed in toilet facility at any time. Hands will be sanitized before entering facility. Ablutions to be wiped off with sanitizer after each person exits bathroom.

Important announcement: Change of legal model and banking details

We herby announce that the Friends of Moreletakloof has changed the legal model we used from the old Section 21 company to a Friends group that falls under the auspices of WESSA to follow the model other Friends groups use and to do away with a costly structure that was clearly not suitable for the operations we undertake following the changes to the Companies Act over the past few years.

The new model is conducive to better involvement of members, not having the burden of directorships like it used to have. Under WESSA we have to have a Constitution, which has already been approved by WESSA and which will be open for discussion and approval by members at the next AGM. This Constitution was drafted after extensive consultations with the management of other Friends Groups, the direction given by the WESSA Handbook for Friends Groups, Nature conservation and other advisors. The management is currently made up of a Chairperson and management members who were elected at the previous AGM, or who had to be appointed by the current management team. As usual, a management team for the new financial year will be elected at the next AGM early in 2019.

Our current management team consists of Dr Andrew Meyer, Chair, who has been with us since the registration of this Friends group, Leon Badenhorst, who joined the management team recently to undertake the vacant position of Finances and Jeannie du Plessis, who is responsible for all Projects at the reserve.

With the new operations model, a new bank account had to be opened to supply the bank with the correct FICA documents applicable to the new structure. We would appreciate it if you will take note of the new details and amend the beneficiary details on your banking app where members and the public are so kindly making contributions during the year for the operational requirements to aid in the upkeep of the reserve.

New Business Cheque account:

Friends of Moreletakloof
FNB Woodlands
Account number : 62790145009
Branch code : 230732

We would like to thank every person that has been involved with Moreletakloof Nature Reserve through the years.

At the AGM at the beginning of 2019 we will acknowledge them all.

To every person who has been supporting the Friends by making regular donations or anonymous payments over the years, making use of SnapScan and the donation box at the gate:- we would like to thank you for making it possible for us to assist Nature Conservation with the upkeep of the palisade and looking after the reserve to make it one of the most attractive for visitors in Pretoria.

We are exited to move forward with all the enthusiastic members who regularly visit the reserve.

If you would like to attend the AGM to get involved or to learn more about our activities, you are most welcome to send your e-mail address to Friends of Moreleta Kloof, info@moreletakloof.co.za, to get the notice.

Hope you all have a peaceful and invigorating festive season 2018.

Regards

Friends of Moreletakloof

Volunteer help needed!

Our beautiful piece of Kloof in Moreleta need urgent attention to keep it in prime condition and require urgent support from the people who enjoy the Kloof and thus willing to help with voluntarily work.

Come as a family or bring a friend along to help us to keep the Kloof well maintained.

  • Doing erosion control on the walking paths using wood and rocks.
  • Cut and poison(eradication) of invasive alien plants to protect our natural bush, plants and water resources.
  • Rubbish removal in the bush

Alternative ways of support:

  • Provide your garden worker to help and/or
  • Sponsor a worker at R125 (half day) or R250 (full day)

Activity schedule:

  • First meeting: 30th June – 08:00 to 10:00 (at the latest)
  • Coffee and muffins at 08:00 (for free).
    • Planned agenda: Meet and greet, information session, work schedules for 4 July and/or 6 July from 07:00 until 12:00
  • We plan to work two days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and sometimes on Saturdays, from which you can choose.
  • Training and supervising will be provided when and where necessary.

For any questions contact:

Jeannie du Plessis: – 082 927 4673

PG Laurens: – 082 872 7027

Ansie Laurens: – 082 872 6163

Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Moreletakloof – 7th November 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Moreletakloof will
now be held
ON: 7th November 2017, at 18:00
TIME: 18:00
PLACE: La Shades Restaurant, on the Kimiad land next to Wekker Street, Moreletapark
(Between Kimiad and Die Bos).
Previous Minutes available on www.moreletakloof.co.za

Click here to download the Agenda: Agenda FMK AGM 07_11_2017

Free Annual Talk: Wastewater: asset or liability in the Moreletaspruit Catchment?

Wastewater: asset or liability in the Moreletaspruit Catchment?
 
You are cordially invited to the annual ‘Free Talks’ presented by the Moreletaspruit Forum and the Ecology Ministry of the Dutch Reformed Congregation, Lynnwood.
 
When? Thursday 12 October 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30 in the Koinonia Room of the Lynnwood Dutch Reformed Church,
439 Sussex Ave, Lynnwood, Pretoria.
 
Speakers:
 Dr. Michael Silberbauer: Afvalwater: waarvandaan en waarheen? – kwantiteit en kwaliteit.
 Mnr. Kerneels Esterhuyse: Wat word van afvalwater? – behandeling en hergebruik.
 Dr. Carin van Ginkel: Impak van afvalwater op die omgewing en stroomaf gebruikers.
 
To book or for more information contact:
 
Anneli Kühn at anneli.kuhn@gmail.com – Cell: 083 750 2873 or
Peet Crous on peetcrous@gmail.com – Cell: 079 893 5572
 
For more information download the invite and the Adopt Moreletaspruit/ Neem Moreletaspruit Aan Newsletter. 
 
 

Bird Ringing – 19 August 2017

We would again like to invite everybody to join us for a lovely friendly morning with our Birdlife, Gauteng North Bird ringers for a bird ringing on the 19th August 2017 from 06:00 until 10:30.
Its a day for parents and grandparents to come for a early morning walk with their kids as well as photographers and people that love our special reserve.
Remember to bring something to eat and drink in your back pack, and also the cameras.

Remember that these bird ringing sessions are easily accessible for people with wheel chairs as well as the blind to join us. You can enjoy the beauty of our reserve and the blind persons will get the chance to sit with the ringers and get the feel of what is happening holding the birds.

We start early to put up the nets. Join us before it is too hot!

The event is free, but  you are welcome to make a small donation at our container at the gate for Moreletakloof Nature Reserve. We also have SnapScan available.

Voëlring deur BirdlifeSA se Gauteng Noord op die 19 de Augustus 2017 vanaf 06:00 tot 10:30.

Hierdie is altyd n heerlike uitstappie vir oud en jonk.

Kom geniet die vroëe oggend saam met ons in die kloof – Onthou asseblief iets te ete en drinke asook u kameras! Die ringers doen soveel moeite om elkeen persoonlik te wys wat hulle doen, hoe mooi die voëltjies is en vertel ook waarom die ring van voëls so baie belangrik is.
Hierdie is n wonderlike geleentheid vir persone in rolstoele sowel as blindes om saam ons te kom kuier. Die roete is maklik rolstoelvriendelik, en almal geniet die om te voëls van naby te sien en vas te hou.

Selfs die kleinste kinders geniet dit en u kan met stootwaentjies tot in ons voëlskerm met gemak kom. Hulle het n fees by sulke geleenthede.
Sal u asseblief vir ons as Vriende van Moreletakloof n donasie maak as u die uitstappie geniet het (donasie houer by die ingang van die reservaat waar u registreer).

Holiday Ecodays For Kids – 7 and 20 July 2017

Holiday Fun for Kids – We have two exciting Eco Days for Kids on the 7th and 20th of July:
 
On Friday the 7th of July from 7:00 we have the bird ringers setting up nets in our reserve for a special session for kids. You and your kids are welcome to join us any time from 7:00AM (but come early to see Chris Siebert and the friends setting up their nets and catching the birds!).
 
Parents – bring your cameras to catch the beautiful birds up close with your kids. After the ringing, we will have find a nice spot to sit and learn more about nature (from the birds found in the reserve to the tiny insects). Remember comfortable clothes, your camera and snacks! We should be done around 11:00.
 
20 July we will host a Eco Day for the kids with interactive talks on Water (Where does it come from, what insects are found and how they test the water). After this we will learn about the rocks found in the reserve.
 
More info to follow on the event of the 20th – but book these days in your calendar and come and enjoy the time with your kids in nature!
 
These events are free, but donations to the Friends of the Moreletakloof are always welcome. Please note that a parent, grandparent or guardian need to accompany the kids on these days.
 
Contact us for more info: info@moreletakloof.co.za