Steenbok Nature Reserve welcomes new volunteers

Louis and Barbara Krige are familiar faces on Leisure Isle.  They regard themselves as an ‘old Knysna’ family.  Barbara’s grandfather had the parish at Belvedere, and bought land on Leisure Island when it was first laid out as residential suburb many years ago.  Her father, Prof John Day, was  a marine biologist and estuarine specialist and as such did a lot of work on the Knysna lagoon. He wrote many notable reports which are still consulted today.

Louis and Barbara, now retired, want to be more involved in preserving the treasure that is Leisure Island. Their enthusiasm and energy make a welcome addition to the Steenbok team, and they are already making a difference helping out with various tasks and maintenance. As a mechanical engineer, Louis brings very useful skills to Steenbok.

The reserve is managed entirely by volunteers who want to do something positive to preserve this beautiful natural area.  The cost of basic maintenance activities is borne jointly by the Knysna Municipality and Leisure Isle Residents’ Association.  All improvements and new projects are funded by the Friends of Steenbok.  You can support this endeavour by joining the Friends, or by making a (tax-deductible) donation.

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