The latest GEESE project is a 5 metre wide mural which is taking shape under the road bridge at Glencairn Beach.  This mural will form the backdrop for young GOSLINGS to paint, during the December holidays, various animals, fish and birds.  In true modern teaching style, the children will have to paint their own interpretation of the animals.  They may get help by looking at a picture but must then go to the wall and paint...

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Active Image  The mural is on the wall of the right bridge passage

Active Image   The Egyptian goslings are growing up

22 December 2009

News on the G E E S E Mural

This morning, some sterling work was done by two budding artists: William and Georgina Bromley (ages in single figures) who added some birds and beasts to the long mural.  This is now about 13 metres long, the whole length of the 'passage'.  The 'passage' refers to the right hand side of the  Glencairn Beach road bridge.

Please note that we still need PVA paint to continue this project without having to spend a lot of money buying paint.  Anyone having left-over PVA please pass it on to GEESE for the mural.  It will also help clear out tins from your garage!

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GEESE is the acronym for Glencairn Education & Environmental Support Enthusiasts, we are a group of people who are passionate about our vlei (valley) through which runs the River Els (Else) on its way into False Bay off the Cape Peninsula.
At times it seeps through a wetland (which was caused by man), only to form a river as it flows out into the sea, with water in it all the year round. The wetland was caused by the rail and road bridges over the Els River being built in the early 1900s on the Simon’s Town side of Glencairn Beach/Els Bay. This prevented the sea from flowing naturally and tidally up the river.

The wetland was declared a Nature Conservation Area by John Wiley, then MP for Simon’s Town, as is recorded on a rock where the Glen Road crosses the Els. There are a number of paths round the wetland, some being used by workers going to and from work, and all of them by walkers, many with their dogs.

We have two pans with different characteristics: the top one is the home of Moorhens who have raised two clutches this season, three lots of chicks in each, and the bottom, nearer the sea, is home for the Coots. There should be many more birds but there are two busy roads on either side which are inhibiting factors.