Friends of the Rivers of Hout Bay
Friends of the Rivers of Hout Bay – FORHB – is a Hout Bay, Cape Town, South African based NGO dedicated to the rehabilitation and conservation of the river system in this fragile ecological area. The approach is that of supporting, implementing and managing action projects, identified, led by and made up of volunteering members of the public (the Friends), environmental agencies, experts and official governmental and municipal partnerships.
Friends of the Rivers of Hout Bay is a non political, transparent and inclusive organisation with a mission to
- clean up and avoid future pollution,
- prevent and reverse canalisation, and
- remove invasive species
- curtail unnecessary abstraction
in our river system through our action projects and plans.
In so doing, our river system will be allowed to return to a state that is as natural as possible. These actions will encourage biodiversity and uncover dormant local seed banks, prevent future flooding and provide natural filtration systems, whilst simultaneously allowing for healthy leisure space and providing educational opportunities for our whole community and visitors to the Hout Bay Valley.