The Simola Hillclimb has committed to regreening Knysna in collaboration with renowned tree planting NPO Greenpop. We are once again supporting the Eden Regeneration Project. All funds raised will go towards the clearing of alien vegetation, and the planting of indigenous trees in the areas affected by the devastating fires of June 2017.
Trees were planted in Featherbed Nature Reserve & Phantom Forest in 2018. Both of these localities are private nature reserves and key tourist attractions in the area that were severely affected by the fires, with little vegetation left in place. The scope of the project goes much further than tree planting – it’s priority is to restore the forest canopy, the biodiversity that this supports and in turn the vital ecosystem services that this forest system provides.
Help us achieve our goal to continue the REGREENING of the Garden Route by purchasing a tree or TEN or even part of one tree! Challenge your friends, business associates or anyone to do the same or better! Be a part of helping Knysna’s environment recover from the devastation!
The following options are available on our ONLINE TICKET page:
A Leaf = R 25,00
A Branch = R 50,00
A Tree = R 100,00
A Garden = R 500,00
A Forest = R 1000,00
FEEDBACK FROM THE 2018 PLANTING SESSION:
Our team had the wonderful opportunity to join the Greenpop Festival of Action on a Planting day in Featherbed Nature Reserve in early July!
In a matter of hours 500 trees were planted!
Thanks to all those that contributed toward this amazing initiative. We will be raising funds and supporting this initiative again during our 2019 Hillclimb buildup and we encourage everyone to get involved again during the 2019 #FestivalOfAction.