Our vision is to restore the local rivers to what they once were: places where people collected clean water for washing, cooking and drinking; children played in the water, catching fish and crabs; older people sat on the banks and found peace and rest listening to the gentle sound of water.
River Rescue works to clean the rivers in the city of Makhanda/Grahamstown and to restore them as sources of clean water and recreation for ALL the residents of the city
What we do
Rivers are complex systems, and rivers that run through built-up areas are even more complex. To make a lasting difference we must change people’s hearts and minds and awaken them to their real attachment to the water on which everything depends.
EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT
Education through schools, clubs, churches, house-to-house surveys and presentations is the focus of our activities, together with the continuing hard work of cleaning the rivers two Saturdays a month.
WhO WE are
Many hands make light work! Join us on one of our upcoming clean up days listed here.
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Let’s work together for plastic free rivers.
FEBRUARY 3 - EVANS STREET
Looks as though it could be on the warm side so let’s start early so we can finish before it gets really hot!
Start at 8 a.m.
Finish when the skip is full.
Bring: hat, bottle of water.
Meet at Elizabeth’s house in Evans street to sign out gloves, boots, buckets.
Rain and sunshine have given the vegetation a HUGE boost, so quite a lot of the work will be clearing vegetation out of the channel.