A plan will be launched to clear alien vegetation along the Breede River in the Western Cape
10 May 2012
A plan will be launched today to clear alien vegetation along the Breede River in the Wolseley area of the Western Cape.
The indigenous vegetation in the area will also be rehabilitated.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Western Cape Gerrit van Rensburg’s spokesperson Wouter Kriel said this is a partnership between the department, the Breede Overberg Catchment Management Agency and the Wolseley Water Users association.
He added that this is very important work because alien vegetation is sucking up all the water needed for agriculture.
Kriel said it is also exasperating flooding when intense rainfall occurs.
He said when the alien vegetation is removed and then the river bank is also rehabilitated with the introduction of indigenous plants.