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Climate smart for Arboretum

A climate smart river park featuring a smart green classroom, a river cycling route, an outdoor amphitheatre and an eco-centre are planned for the Arboretum.

This is thanks to a contribution of R7,1 million by the City of Neumarkt in Germany. Planned by Drakenstein Municipality for the Paarl Arboretum – a 2,5 km-long park on the eastern bank of the Berg River in Paarl - the climate smart river park project will be developed over the next three years.

Currently in its planning phase, the climate smart river park project will include the installation of new gates and gateway features in the Arboretum, contemporary signage, and new picnic furniture and toilets, as well as planting more trees and undertaking landscaping improvements. The eco-centre will be used for environmental education and awareness raising.

“Drakenstein Municipality welcomes this contribution, which forms part of the Climate Partnership the Municipality has had with the City of Neumarkt for the past five years,” says Alderman Conrad Poole, Executive Mayor of Drakenstein.

“The Municipality and the City of Neumarkt share a vision of a sustainable, eco-savvy local government and community. We highly appreciate the invaluable contribution that our friends from Neumarkt and the joint programme of action between our two municipalities have already made in this regard in Drakenstein. From clearing the banks of the Berg River of invasive alien vegetation (in the Arboretum), environmental education for schools and two school partnerships, to a youth exchange programme between the two regions – the Climate Partnership is surely giving Drakenstein’s green status a boost.”

The Climate Partnership is administered by Engagement Global, an organisation that is commissioned by the German Federal Government. Engagement Global provides various funding opportunities, for which Drakenstein Municipality had to apply through the City of Neumarkt.

The Arboretum’s new smart green classroom will offer interactive lessons on rainwater harvesting, greywater recycling, waste recycling, bio-digestion and solar energy.

The climate smart river park project will further include the development of an interactive mobile application as well as a website for the 31-hectare Arboretum, sporting almost 2 200 trees and shrubs and no fewer than 600 different species.

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