A Webinar hosted by BLPN profiled the Lake St Lucia Estuary Restoration project which Nicolette Forbes (Chair BLPN) has worked on for the past decade. The event was extremely well attended with over 100 people registering to attend with an eventual audience of 87 people coming from both the membership but with many visitors from Durban, further afield in KZN and international guests from the Netherlands, Denmark, UK and the USA. This speaks to the international recognition of this wonderful park – the iSimangaliso Wetland World Heritage Site.
A special thanks to all our visitors to BLPN’s webinar who contributed a R50-00 attendance fee. We wanted you to know that this money will be ringfenced to fund our support of BLSA’s Southern-banded Snake Eagle Project – an apt choice as this bird is both vulnerable and critically endangered and the shores and surrounds of Lake St Lucia Estuary and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and World Heritage Site are its stronghold in South Africa.
Nicolette’s presentation has had an overwhelming response from those who attended so many thanks to those who have written back to us and commented in the chat section of the webinar. All enjoyed her personal comments at the end and we think these really rounded off a fantastic presentation.
Below are two videos which explain the functioning of the Lake St Lucia Estuary (Part1) and the Restoration Project (Part 2).
If you would like to participate in future webinars please consider joining the club – simply complete the form www.blpn.org/online-form and you can participate in most of the club events free. We have both online Nature Journaling sessions and a talk on the Kgalagadi by Steve Davis coming up next.