Buffelspoort Valley Conservancy
NEWS FROM THE EAST OF THE NORTH WEST
Today, if you drive around the valley, you will notice green boards on the roadside, each with a rubbish bin nearby, urging passers-by to "KEEP OUR VALLEY CLEAN". These are part of an Environmental Awareness Project which seeks to raise the awareness of our community about the ecology of the area so that they will be encouraged to play a more positive role in improving their surroundings. Landowners have been persuaded to "ADOPT A KILOMETRE" of roadside and take responsibility to keep it clean.
There is a valley on the Northern slopes of the Magaliesberg where the mountain streams run all year with the purest water. The valley which forms the catchment of the Buffelspoort Dam lies between the Magaliesberg Protected Environment and a line of low hills that protect it from the bustle and clang of the chrome and platinum mines.
By involving school children in the project, we are hoping to ensure a deeper understanding of the needs of the environment. We believe that those environmental needs should be the first consideration before any development takes place. The BVC cares for the environment.