WITZENBERG ECO CENTRE
"A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE WHICH PROMOTES BIODIVERSITY
AND CONSERVATION IN THE WITZENBERG DISTRICT"
Formed in 2009, this Eco Centre provides the local community with a venue where environmental programmes can be facilitated from. This Eco Centre is supported by Waverley Hills along with Cape Nature, WESSA and Cape Winelands District Municipality.
The Witzenberg Eco-Centre has achieved the Eco-Centre Green Flag status awarded by WESSA. Visitors will be able to see the flag flying at the entrance of Waverley Hills, home to the Witzenberg Eco-Centre.
The Eco-Centres programme has been established with the main aim to assist environmental education centres to work toward the holistic promotion and support of biodiversity and conservation education. The programme is part of the well-known WESSA/WWF Eco-Schools programme which has been in operation in South Africa for almost 10 years with over 1200 schools participating. The Green Flag status has been awarded to the in the Witzenberg Eco-Centre for 2011 as it has shown a positive social, practical and educational change over the course of the last 12 months in the Witzenberg district.
This facility is not only available to the learners and teachers of local schools but also to the public and is committed to providing environmental education.
GREEN FINGERS INITIATIVE
The aim of project is to provide children with a sense of pride of where they live and to create a greener environment.
* Indigenous plants - Fynbos conservation
* Reuse, reduce, recycle
* How to propagate a plant
* Names of plants and their uses
You can read more detail on each year here...