Trafalgar is an environmental treasure on the South Coast worthy of protecting for future generations.
The Trafalgar Conservation Group (TCG) together with the Trafalgar Ratepayers and Residents Association (TRRA) are determined to do all they can to do just that.
Their latest project is a fantastic golf day – taking place at San Lameer Country Club on Friday – to raise funds for their projects, and there are loads of fabulous prizes up for grabs.
“The collaboration between the TRRA and TCG has resulted in shared visions becoming a reality in our beautiful village,” says TRRA Secretary, Ann-Sophi Santos.
“Together we decided that a fun golf day would be an excellent opportunity to promote the volunteer work of both groups to our local communities.
“Both groups share a passion for conservation and protection of our indigenous flora and wildlife, keeping our Marine Protected Area pristine and our village trash-and-snare free, as well as engaging with the RNM Municipality, UGU and Eskom on service matters.”
“Trafalgar Conservation’s objective is the preservation of Trafalgar’s natural environment and biodiversity,” adds TCG Chairperson, Tracy Taylor.
“We are extremely fortunate to have our own conservation area in the Trafalgar Valley, and our very own Trafalgar Marine Reserve. We endeavour to create a harmonious environment for all.”
Projects in the village include re-establishing the walking trail through the Trafalgar Valley, creating an indigenous butterfly garden, and establishing green corridors by planting indigenous vegetation allowing wildlife to move freely. Regular patrols are conducted for snares and signs of plant poaching.
Trafalgar Conservation hosts a variety of talks and an annual walk to raise funds. Two gardeners are employed part-time and are being trained in the removal of alien invasive vegetation and the dangers they pose to biodiversity
“Our combined mission is to put Trafalgar at the centre of positive forward momentum by creating opportunities for fundraising for initiatives that improve living conditions. We aim to inspire and find solutions to improve everyday life for all who reside and work here,” concludes Santos.
The format for the golf competition is fourball alliance with two scores to count. Entry is R300 per player and R260 for a cart for two players, on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration begins at 9:00 with a shotgun start at 11:00.
To book, contact the San Lameer Pro Shop on 039 313 5141.
Prizes include a two-night weekend stay at Trafalgar’s gorgeous Kingfisher Lakeside Retreat, a two-night midweek stay including breakfast at the Wild Coast Sun, yoga class and health breakfast for two at Nakai Beach Homestay, rounds of golf at both San Lameer and Southbroom, vouchers for Rocky Ridge, plus many other enticements.
Furthermore, an original picture by well-known local professional photographer, Pieter de Ras, is to be auctioned, and raffle tickets for three great hampers, two of which exceed R 2 000 in value, will be on sale at Macs Grocer at the entrance of Trafalgar until 12 March.
Photo: Johan and Madelein Erasmus invite golfers to Friday’s Trafalgar Conservation Group golf day at San Lameer.