KOUGA EXPRESS | THURSDAY 17 APRIL 2014
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We are looking for the best town beautifiers MONIQUE BASSON DO you plant trees and flowers, pick up the rubbish, keep the sidewalks neat, cut the grass, clean overgrown erven and repair potholes . . . and it is not even your job or at your own house or own garden? Does this sound like you or someone that you know? Then start taking photos and stand the chance of winning big. The Kouga and Koukamma regions are filled with ordinary people that go beyond the call of duty to keep their town beautiful. The Kouga Express and Builders Express in Jeffreys Bay have joined forces to give recognition to these residents who have made it their responsibility to help beautify the town they live in. So what are you waiting for? Enter the Kouga Express/ Builders Express Beautify your Town Competition and stand the chance of winning a prize valued at R1 500. The competition is open to all residents -
young or old - who reside in the Kouga and Koukamma regions. How to enter To enter the Kouga Express/ Builders Express Beautify your Town Competition send a recent photo and short description of your project via our website at www.kougaexpress.co.za. Click on Tell Your Story under Citizen Journalist where you can upload a recent photo and short description. Entry is free and the closing date is noon on Thursday, May 15. You must be registered to be able to enter. The winner will be chosen by public vote and people can start voting for their favourite project at noon from Friday, May 16 . To vote, go to our website at www.kougaexpress.co.za, click on Galleries on the home page. Go to Photo Galleries and click Competition Pictures under Category. Click on the thumbnail of the photo you wish to vote for. To vote for your project, SMS the keyword Project, the number of the project, your name and contact number to our SMS line 0 45527.
For example, SMS the following: Project, A1, Your Name, Number. Send the keyword Project and the number of the project, for example Project001, to 0 45527 before noon on May 29. Each SMS costs R1.50. The project that receives the most votes, will be the winner.
gestions to 0 45527 from noon on April 17 to noon on May 29. Each SMS costs R1.50. Alternatively, upload your suggestions on our website at www.kougaexpress.co.za under Citizen Journalist/ Submit your Story.
Prize Enter the Kouga Express/ Builders Express Beautify your Town Competition and stand the chance of winning a prize valued at R1 500 sponsored by Builders Express in Jeffreys Bay. The prize will comprise of equipment and material, such as gardening tools, that can be used to either further an existing project or to start a new project. Get involved Apart from existing projects, we are also looking for new projects in the region. Nominate any project you think needs attention in the community. Send your sug-
Tsitsikamma Tsitsikamma receives receives R17 R17 million million boost boost THE Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, nestled at the mouth of the Storms River mouth in the Garden Route National Park (GRNP), will receive a welcome facelift to the tune of R17 million. This forms part of the Expanded Public Infrastructure Programme (EPIP) that will see the upgrading of existing infrastructure. “Planned upgrades include 17 oceanettes overlooking the marine area, the upgrading of the administration office, paving and oad works for the Otter camp and the replacement of the entrance gate to Storms River,” says Tsitsikamma area manager, Lesly-Ann Meyer.
According to Meyer, visitors to the Reserve will not be inconvenienced when construction commences. “Upgrading will take place in such a manner that visitors will have alternatives.” The Reserve, a Marine Protected Area (MPA), is home to 202 species of fish, sharks and rays from 84 families. Fifteen of these species can be found on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red data list as either vulnerable or near threatened, while many other fish species protected by the MPA are classified as over-exploited or collapsed in SA. It furthermore boasts one of the Garden Route’s big trees, a Yellowood tree that is nearly 1 000 years old. Two of Tsitsikam-
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ma’s hiking trails - the Otter trail and the Dolphin trail - enjoy green flag status and were declared as such by a watchdog for hiking in SA, the Hiking Organisation of South Africa (HOSA). Green flag status is a system that ensures hiking trails in South Africa, meets standards in terms of trail outlay, accommodation, facilities and service, as well as the conservation of natural resources. Natures Valley beach, also part of the National Park, has enjoyed blue flag status for several years in succession. Blue flag status is an indication that the beach meets all stringent environmental criteria including water quality standards, safety and others.
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