Members of the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) were pleased to be informed at the recent Annual General Meet that funding for projects involving the ecology and the community has been provided by DOB Ecology, a foundation that was set up by a Dutch entrepreneurial family that feels strongly about ecology and sound, sustainable stewardship.

“DOB Ecology has approved funding of nearly R4 million for the continuation of the Jobs4Carbon (J4C) project at Vanwyksdorp,” said Wendy Crane, programme development coordinator for the GCBR.  This funding includes a wastewater wetlands project at De Rust, which was inaugurated on Friday last week.

Initially the relationship started through an exchange of ideas via correspondence. “Documents were shared to facilitate getting to know each other and finding where our missions meet.”

Download the full article written by Tisha Steyn and published in the 'Oudtshoorn Courant' below.

Members of the GCBR involved in the Jobs4Carbon project. They are (from left to right) Steve du Toit, Andre Britz, Wendy Crane and Luami Zondagh. (Photo: Tisha Steyn)

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