Braamfontein Spruit Trust
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Val Kleyn on 12 April 2011, chairlady of the Braamfontein Spruit Trust. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.
In line with the above mission statement, The Trust in association with other stakeholders, are active in a number of areas concerning environmental conservation, that effect the rivers of the Jukskei catchment area.
Catchment area of the north facing rivers of the Witwatersrand
After many hours of discussions between stakeholders, the council has allocated the funds and approved the construction of a footbridge is to be constructed close to the confluence of The Braamfontein Spruit and The Montgomery Spruit to replace the previous bridge that was washed away. At least three people have drowned since the destruction of the old bridge and it is hoped that the new bridge will be built timorously to prevent further loss of life
The trust with the support of The Wildlife and Environmental Society are busy fighting the land encroachment by developers at Darrenwood. Legal steps are in the process of being taken.
Unknown to practically all its citizens, Johannesburg has one of the most beautiful waterfalls to be found in an urban environment. Known as the Waterfall Palace, the falls lie next to the S-bends on Barry Hertzog road. A one time the area hosted a carol concert for more than 500 people, now it is under lock and key, very overgrown and full of rubbish. The Trust believe it is time to clean this unique piece of nature up and once again open it to the public.
Other associated organizations
We are not just an environmental lobby and action group, we also run a programme of events including walks and socials. Click here for the programme page
BST Contact Imformation
Chairperson: Tim Hartwright 082 456 7020
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