It’s almost time for the Joburg community to rally together and get involved in the annual Spruit Day event taking place on 15 September from 9am to 12pm at nine designated meeting points from Albert’s Farm to Paulshof.
Rosebank Killarney Gazette scouted the meeting points for our readers, which include the Parkhurst group meeting at the bottom of the pedestrian bridge on the Spruit on 12th Street and the Craighall Park, Blairgowrie and Bordeaux communities who will meet at the Old Parks Sports Club.
Event organiser Gail Jelley said, “The purpose of the day is to ensure environmental awareness around the river systems, making them more habitable for plant and animal life and also for recreational purposes.
“I have been pleased to see enthusiasm grow as more suburbs have gotten involved and taken ownership of the Spruit.”
Jelley explained that there are 14 participating residents associations taking part in this the fifth annual event, where they hope to attract between 300 and 600 volunteers.
The event calls on community members to get their hands dirty on the day as they plant trees, clean up litter and remove alien vegetation in various areas.