The areas covered by our ecological development plan are already well utilized by islanders and visitors for limited recreational purposes and it is important to do all we can to retain them as such.
Funds are required for both general maintenance and for capital items. A group of Islanders formed the Northern Shores Development Foundation (name subsequently changed to Friends of Steenbok Nature Reserve Trust) in 2007 and pledged financial support. This Trust is used to receive and disburse funds for the project. Good governance is assured by a tightly worded constitution and trustees representative of stake-holders, with Keith Hollis as Chairman. There is close cooperation with LIRA whose approval is obtained for significant actions. R600000 was initially raised and was sufficient to cover initial capital and maintenance requirements. Since then valuable support has been received from Canon, an environmentally focused trust, Leisure Isle Festival, Gardening at Leisure (the local Garden Club), Knysna Municipality and many individuals and businesses.
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However considerably more is needed to ensure sustainability of the project over many years to come.
What you can doSupport this project financially to ensure its long term sustainability.
Recognition by SARSWe are recognised by SARS as a Public Benefit Organisation under section 18A(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act. This enables donors to Friends of Steenbok Nature Reserve Trust to claim deduction of amounts donated from their taxable income.
The AlternativesYou are encouraged to support this project in one of the following ways:
- Founder member contributing R20 000
- Life member contributing R10 000
- Member as a Friend of Steenbok at R400 per annum
- Including a bequest in your will
If you are interested in becoming a FRIEND please click here for further details and a simple application form and further instructions.
Kindly contact us to advise us of your positive response.
Or post to PO Box 676, Knysna, 6570
Friends of Steenbok Nature Reserve Trust
Knysna Branch 050-314
Account No 082579342