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Westville Conservancy pays tribute to esteemed late members

The Westville Conservancy community planted trees in honour of their past members.

WESTVILLE Conservancy members and friends gathered in Jubilee Park to pay tribute to John Hinck and Clive Walker. Both were conservancy committee members and true environmentalists, but they both passed away in July last year.

John, together with his wife, Marion, started rehabilitating Jubilee Park in 2009, and they did an amazing job in restoring the rare swamp forest. John built boardwalks that meander through the forest.

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Clive also spent a lot of time in Jubilee Park assisting John and Marion with invasive alien plant (IAP) removal. He was the treasurer of the conservancy for many years and enjoyed propagating seeds and plants in their nursery.

Marion has installed a bench in the park in John’s memory, and he will also be remembered through the living presence of a Combretum erythrophyllum (River Bush Willow) planted next to the bench. An Apodytes dimidiata (White Pear) was planted opposite the bench as a living tribute to Clive.

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Furthermore, the Westville Conservancy will be hosting their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, April 25, at the Westville Country Club at 17:30.

The short AGM will be followed by a talk by their guest speaker, Russell Stow, who is the project executive for the Transformative Riverine Management Programme for eThekwini, and his presentation is entitled ‘Road-tripping the TRMP’.

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