About Our Cause
The St Francis Kromme Enviro-Trust is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO reference number 930038246) concerned with environmental issues in the greater St Francis area.
The Trust was established in 1981 by a committee of volunteers headed by Lindy Pagden and 35 years on and the St Francis Kromme Enviro-Trust’s role is just as vital now as when it was formed.
- to encourage and promote environmental awareness in the Greater St Francis area
- to preserve and protect the environment and amenities for the benefit of future generations
- to encourage the preservation of all flora and fauna, shell-fish, sea life and bird life in the area, and the appropriate use of Public Open Space, coastal areas and nature reserves
What makes Greater St Francis unique?
- Botanically we fall within the Cape Floral Kingdom, and our unique vegetation in this area is referred to as St Francis Fynbos / Thicket Mosaic.
- The Cape Floral Kingdom into which we fall is the smallest of the Earth’s six Cape Floral Kingdoms –home to 9000 plant species, 70% of which grow nowhere else in the world.
- We lie at the mouth of the Kromme River estuary. Tides expose and cover the large sand bank twice a day.
- St Francis is flanked by the Oyster Bay Dunefield, one of the finest examples in the world of a by-pass headland dune system. The headland dune system contains Late Stone Age middens and Middle Stone Age artefacts.
- The Sand River flows through the Oyster Bay Dunefield.