I am fundraising for 80 trees towards the Greenpop Eden Regeneration Project. You can help me by buying a tree, donating your own amount, or buying one of the above tree prints. Contribute now: givengain.com/ap/knysnatreeprints.
About the project
“In June 2017, devastating wildfires wreaked havoc on large areas of the Eden District along South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, particularly near Knysna. The extremity of the fires was exacerbated by the uncontrolled spread of alien plant species in the area.
The impact of these fires has been immense on a social and environmental level. The general consensus is that long-term efforts need to be focused on regeneration through the planting of indigenous trees, introducing ecosystem services, removing alien vegetation and catchment management. The socio-ecological effects and challenges presented by the Eden fires are complex. Greenpop’s work aims to focus on multi-stakeholder engagement including local communities, local government, NGOs and academia to support and collaborate on existing initiatives by bringing our time, logistics and human resources.
Greenpop is launching ongoing environmental work in the region. We’ll plant indigenous trees, assist with alien clearing, build with eco-bricks, brighten up schools with environmental murals and spread education.
Greenpop’s programmes aim to adapt in response to learnings from the prior years, the context, multiple stakeholders and ongoing education. 2018 will be the first year of working in the Eden area and we hope to gain knowledge and support in the programmes we are embarking upon. We aim to create sustainable programmes with robust monitoring and evaluation so that the projects become ongoing.”
More about Greenpop: greenpop.org