Spruit Day participants came together this week to update on progress for the big clean up day on 19 September. Ian Tumiel, Spruit Day organiser said he was delighted that in addition to the 14 participating Residents and Community organisations, other communities were also lending their support to the initiative.
These include the Klein Jukskei Cleanup Initiative, who will be using Spruit Day to organise a cleanup on the Klein Jukskei in the Olivedale and Jukskei Park areas; “Friends of Rietfontein” who will mobilise communities at the Rietfontein Nature Reserve in Paulshof and “Friends of Pieter Roos Park”, who support the park situated near Empire Rd and Parktown Boys High School.
Community Hours SA and Green Beings have also confirmed they will start a concerted drive to get school children involved in Spruit Day for their community service requirements.
Tumiel said Spruit Day leaflets, generously sponsored by ADT who were providing all security on the day, had been delivered and these leaflets would be handed out to all communities over the next few weeks. Specific meeting points for the different communities would also be uploaded on an interactive map on the Spruit Day facebook page and regular updates would be posted on this, as well as the new Spruit Day WhatsApp group and on twitter @SpruitDaySA.