The St Francis Kromme Enviro-Trust is very involved with the Fourcade Botanical Group Juniors
The Fourcade Botanical Group, named after renowned local botanist Henry Fourcade (1865-1948), was formed to increase the awareness of the unique floral heritage of the area for both children and adults. In addition, by way of its involvement with CREW (Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers), a SA National Biodiversity initiative, the group undertakes investigative programmes to record plants and their habitats. This research provides vital information for botanists and ecologists, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding development.
In carrying out their various activities members of the group also enjoy time spent in our fascinating natural environment.
Monthly ramble open to the public
On the last Friday of each month Caryl Logie of the Fourcade Botanical Group leads a ramble. Members of the public are welcome to join in the walk and must meet outside the entrance to the St Francis Bay Golf course in Lyme Road (South) at 9.30am.
Armed with a list of flowering indigenous plants the group heads off for an interesting morning. There are a number of reserves in the area as well as farms and each month the group goes to a different location.
Fourcade Botanical Group Juniors
Caryl and Godfried Potgieter started the Fourcade Boatanical Group Juniors to encourage and promote awareness amongst the pupils of Sea Vista Primary School of their botanical surroundings.
The children are taken on outings and also spend time at the Heritage Centre.
The St Francis Kromme Enviro-Trust is very involved with the Fourcade Botanical Group Juniors and members of the Trust regularly assist with transport and accompanying the youngsters on their many outings, be it to the Sand River, Rocky Coast Farm, nature reserves or one of the sessions held in the Heritage Centre.
Heritage centre floral display
Thanks to the huge effort of the group, visitors to the Heritage Centre are able to view an amazing display of freshly picked indigenous flowers throughout the year.