As part of the BRCF’s activities, we have a ‘Clean Spruit’ initiative. This initiative is led by a group of volunteers who ensure the section of river frontage in our suburb is maintained and beautified.
Clean Spruit’s activities include:
- Cleaning of litter
- Cutting of grass (via tractor) or arranging the removal of invasive reeds and other plant species
- Participation in the annual Spruit Day initiatives
- Maintenance and repair of bollards along the river front
- Cleaning of illegal dumping along the Braamfontein Spruit
See press articles below on our involvement in the Spruit:
How is this funded? Partly through a portion of the public space donation residents pay towards our security solution with CAP. Some individuals support us via debit order, while others together with businesses sponsor once-off events.
How is this accomplished?
We have 1 full time staff member working the spruit on a daily basis. A team of volunteers arrange cleaning up of the spruit, the removal of rubble and alien vegetation, maintenance of the equipment (including the tractor). Yes – we have a tractor. Through donations and a raffle we were able to raise the funds to buy a tractor. This allows us to cut the grass along the river at a fraction of the cost of using a team of grass cutters (with mowers and brush cutters).
If you would like to contribute to this initiative, please donate funds to the following account:
Account Name: BRCF NPC Account
Branch Code: 261251
Cheque account no : 62554700073
If you would like to participate in these activities: