Madwala Nature Reserve Restoration
The Madwala Nature Reserve is a neglected public nature area in the Durban suburb of Assagay.
The Assagay Conservancy is driving a project aimed at restoring the once-beautiful Madwala, again making the Reserve safe, enjoyable and interesting for the local community and visitors.
The project will include restoration and maintenance of the plants, trees and riverine areas and re-introduction of the many species of wildlife that were once found in the Reserve. New paths and rest facilities, signage, toilets, and an office are planned; security will be a high priority.
The Reserve is also planned to become an educational centre.
The Project Plan will cover a period of 4 years: 2 years restoration and infrastructural development, and a 2 year post-restoration maintenance and management plan
APRIL 2017 – MARCH 2021
- Phase One (Implementation) April 2017- March 2019
Removal of alien vegetation, replacement with indigenous, removal of overgrowth, riverine ecology restoration, creation of wild habitat niches. Build reserve infrastructure (paths, recreation areas, office, security, toilets, parking, and signage). Maintenance and administration structure.
- Phase Two (Maintenance) April 2019- March 2021
Maintenance programme, ongoing biodiversity and ecological assessments, Reserve rehabilitation and repair
Name: Assagay Conservancy
Location: Assagay, Outer West, Durban (See Google map below)
Contact person: Dawn McReynolds
Contact number: 072 8352162
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