PROJECTS

Pennington Conservancy is involved in driving and coordinating many projects and activities within the community.

Some are continuous and ongoing (for example, Recycling and the Nkomba Trails, Flora and Fauna) whereas others are once off and run for a limited period of time.

New activities include rebuilding the recycling depot with 2 litre ecobricks, providing assistance with replacing exotic plants and trees with indigenous ones and promoting the growing and use of organic vegetables. 

RECYCLING

Reduce, reuse and recycle is the mantra of the conservancy. The Municipality provides FREE recycling bags which are available from the Pennington Superette. Full bags can be dropped at the recycling depot opposite the Superette where they are collected by Coastal Waste.

Recyclable waste is mostly Glass, Paper, Plastic and Metal. Containers must be properly cleaned and boxes flattened. Kitchen refuse, polystyrene and disposable napkins are usually not recyclable and should be disposed of using the normal black bags. Electronic waste, batteries and low energy light bulbs are also excluded and must be disposed of through dedicated collection points. A guide to recycling can be found HERE

Download the Ecobrick Contruction Guide 
HERE

The existing recycling depot needs extensive repairs and has become too small. The plan is to rebuild the depot with 2 litre Ecobricks which are plastic bottles tightly packed with waste plastic. To do that we need about 5000 Ecobricks which is quite a lot. We ask the public to help us with making these bricks. Once made, Ecobricks can be dropped at the Impithi Kiosk. 

The Ecobrick is a relatively new development starting independently in locations around the world. It does not reduce the amount of plastic but contains it and reduces the amount floating around in the environment. At the same time it produces a low cost building material. The Ecobrick can be used to build all sorts of structures from garden furniture to complete houses. A properly made Ecobrick can last for hundreds of years and reused over its lifetime. 

NKOMBA

The Nkomba River gently curves and sways through lush forests, and with a final sweep flows into the ocean. The Nkomba Site of Conservation Significance was once a dumpsite. Today, trails through coastal forest are maintained by the Conservancy and the area abounds with bird and animal life. Beautiful indigenous trees, planted by local pioneers of conservation, now provide perfect places to enjoy the tranquillity of the area. 

Various trails meander through the forest and along the banks of the river. Enjoy a short walk to the bird hide or, if you are a little more energetic, use the little punt to cross the river and enjoy the lovely Makamati trail through the village. 

Birds spotted in the area

Animals young and old

Scenery on the trails

INDIGENOUS TREES

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ORGANIC VEGETABLES

You can buy organic vegetables from the Conservancy. A box of vegetables cost R 50 and must be booked through the Kiosk (phone +27 66 371 5631). Deliveries of fresh seasonal vegetables are scheduled for Saturday mornings and will be ready for collection from 9h00 onwards. A deposit of R 100 is required for the box.

As we gather experience with the scheme , we hope to accommodate specific requests for different types of vegetables.

The organic vegetable scheme is all about promoting tourist aligned activities in the rural areas. We believe that if the scheme can generate economic opportunities in these areas in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner it is worth pursuing.