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City celebrates passionate environmental volunteers<p>​</p><span><p>The annual appreciation event took place on 7 December at the City Hall where various volunteers were awarded with certificates and gifts of appreciation to recognise their efforts and dedication.</p><p> </p><p>The City's Environmental Management Department recognised the 'Friends' organisations which support and promote; environmental conservation, restoration and sustainability initiatives right across the City of Cape Town's nature reserves as well as the nature conservation volunteers from SANParks (Table Mountain National Park) and other partners. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/DSC_6105.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1029px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>Collectively these volunteers contribute towards environmental education in the community and assist with tasks including alien vegetation clearing, general maintenance, restoration, flora and fauna surveys, guided hikes, office administration as well as litter clean-ups. The City is truly grateful for the assistance received in maintaining and restoring Cape Town's protected areas.</p><p> </p><p>'I have great respect for these volunteers who passionately offer their time to assist in conservation efforts carried out across the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), and the City of Cape Town's nature reserves. Their interest, commitment and hard work plays a big role in the implementation of our various programmes and we are very grateful for their continuous support. We thank these members of the public and interest groups for teaming up with our environmental management experts and for making a difference on the ground. I know that we will continue this teamwork in the new year and look forward to seeing how together, we find new ways to protect and manage our natural areas,' said the City's Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/DSC_6119.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:709px;" /> </figure><strong>​​End</strong></span><p><br></p>2023-12-10T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#e461c33b-5a6b-427b-aab7-ae593fa11e6d;L0|#0e461c33b-5a6b-427b-aab7-ae593fa11e6d|awards;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#15696db1-c365-4338-937f-8ad8a98077d2;L0|#015696db1-c365-4338-937f-8ad8a98077d2|volunteer10

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