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Ecological burns scheduled for Kenilworth Racecourse

In order to preserve our natural heritage and reduce the risk of wild fires at the City of Cape Town’s nature reserves, staff will conduct prescribed ecological burns over the next two months across the metro.

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area
Picture by Zoe Paulsen

Carefully managed burns of old vegetation are necessary to maintain species diversity and to reduce fuel loads, which in turn reduces the risk of wild fires. 
‘We ensure that the surrounding residents are provided with further details of each planned ecological burn once the dates are confirmed so residents can be prepared. The actual dates depend on ideal weather conditions and will be confirmed closer to the time,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.
The City plans to conduct controlled ecological burns at nature reserves and conservation areas over the next two months as follows:

AreaSize of areaScheduled time
Nirvana Conservation Area4,6 haMarch to April 2021
Blaauwberg Nature Reserve50,8 haMarch 2021
Meadowridge Common Conservation Area1,5 haMarch 2021
Table Bay Nature Reserve, Parklands Fynbos Corridor5,3 haMarch 2021
Table Bay Nature Reserve, Milnerton Racecourse 10,5 haMarch to April 2021
Zonnestraal Conservation Area1,5 haMarch to April 2021 
Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area20,4 haMarch to April 2021
Helderberg Nature Reserve20 haMarch to April 2021
Haasendal Conservation Area4 haMarch to April 2021
Botterblom Nature Reserve2,9 haMarch 2021



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Thanks for sharing this information… really good to know.


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