Come paddle along

Some of the 2019 Khayelitsha Canoe Club paddlers preparing to embark on their journey through the citys degraded river systems from Muizenberg to Milnerton.

The 11th annual Peninsula
Paddle will take place on World
Rivers Day, Sunday September
27 in conjunction with UCT, Cape
Town Environmental Education
Trust (CTEET), Friends of the
Liesbeek, Khayelitsha Canoe Club,
Zandvlei Trust and the City of
Cape Town.The aim of the event
is to raise awareness of the plight
of waterways. The number of
people allowed to participate has been reduced due to Covid-19.CTEET’s Jacki Sands says fewer
paddlers will be responsible for paddling each of the four legs of the traditional journey, which
starts at Zandvlei. Each paddler will be equipped with cameras and recording equipment and
the aim is to make a short documentary on the state of the waterways from Muizenberg to
Milnerton. Along the route, the paddlers will take water samples to test for bacteria, nutrients
and heavy metals and compare these results with water samples from previous years. For more information, email Ms Sands at jackis@cteet.co.za