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To: Overstrand municipality
SOUTH AFRICA: POISON FREE OVERSTRAND
Dear Overstrand municipality and Western Cape Government.
We, in the Overstrand, live in a Biosphere - one of the most pristine natural areas in South Africa.
We want chemical poisons being used in the Overstrand and herbicides and pesticides being sprayed from the Palmiet river to Rooiels river to be banned.
As there is no agricultural practices in our area we request that the municipality and Western Cape government stop using it in public spaces and on our road sides and prohibit it's use on private property in protected areas. The unique array of insect species, birds, reptiles, amphibians and rodents, as well as the plant species that are pollinated by them, very much deserve being protected against these deadly poisons.
This should be a priority in the Kogelberg Bioshere area.
These toxins are commonly used as weed killers (Glyphosate often being the active ingredient) and is sprayed on private property and along the pavement of our roads (Clarence drive) and other public areas.
It poisons the entire Eco-system and is detrimental to the bird population but also causes disease in humans. It is water soluble and pollutes our lakes and rivers and then the sea, gets evaporated into clouds and rains back down on us.
I will provide information containing articles and science proving the dangers of these poisons to the Eco-system and to human health as well as support for the transition and alternative, more Eco-friendly products to try instead. Please contact me.
Conserving our beautiful area and all it's creatures will benefit tourism and our health and can put our area on the map as being Pesticide free!
Why is this important?
Lets stop the poisoning!
Conserve our insects, birds, frogs, plants and our health - like our lives depend on it - it does!
Do not spray weed killers!
We need a healthy Earth to thrive.