Snake talk

 John Webb will give a talk on Snakes found in Marloth Park, covering
Identification,Types of Venom and Anti-venom, Dispelling the myths about snakes, What to do when encountering a snake

Tuesday   4 July 2017 9.00 – 12.00 am Jabula Lodge, Kurper Street, Marloth Park - R35.00 per person -  includes tea /coffee & light snack
Places are limited. Please book with Genie Retief cell 082 464 6618 Email:  

Field Security: 0828281043

HR: 083 775 4409
Rangers: 082 802 5894

John Webb 0797785359 
Field Security 0828281043


Following on the analysis undertaken last week by Jaco Minnaar, John Webber and Joce Gordon together with Andre Engelbrecht, the Bush Encroachment Project started on Thursday 9 April.  Andre, who previously worked for the Parks Board, gave the group suggestions and advice. 

There are very many areas which need attention but the decision was made to start with the area which was burnt last year and to attend to the coppicing bushes.  The priority will be to attend to the Tourist Roads where bush encroachment is a severe problem.

The team consisting of Honorary Rangers and Nkomazi Municipality Field Workers started clearing the area all small trees and bushes except for the protected or rare species.  The project is very time consuming and labour intensive will be done on a continuous basis.  The Honorary Rangers have bought a heavy duty clearing machine for this project.  The Field Workers attended to the smaller trees and bushes with pangas.  The stumps have been treated with herbicide.

It will be a long term project and all who would like to join in to help, will be very welcome.  See all photos here

Our vision

hrOur vision is to support and assist the Nkomazi Municipality Conservation Department within Marloth Park with their management strategies and objectives while being an effective volunteer group. 
Read a brief  History of Honorary Rangers and the Conservancy

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