There are various community projects listed in the Oyster Bay Reserve business plan, of which all benefit the community and environment mutualistically. Funders firstly need to identify a project that best suites their company profile or personal choice. Then the funder will be brought into the planning and implementation phases of the project from conception [...]
The ‘adopt an animal’ investment opportunity is aimed at getting people and businesses to help preserve species and restock animals back into their natural environment in order to assure their protection for required research. The aim for this adoption is to raise funds for research, data collection, maintenance and most importantly species and local anti-poaching protection of [...]
The Oyster Bay Reserve undertakes various annual educational outreaches with various community schools. Prospective sponsors who would like to sponsor one of these outreaches are encouraged to get involved in all phases of the programmes. The outreaches available are as follows: Eco node shcool (WESSA) outreaches (plant monitoring / fire training) Community school (Globe) outreaches [...]
Mossel Bay Environmental Partnership (MEP) recently secured a R2million Estuary and Alien Clearing project, through the Mossel Bay Municipality which was sponsored by PetroSA. The Mossel Bay Municipality, contracted MEP to run this project, which in tern has sub-contracted the Oyster Bay Reserve to act as the project co-coordinator of this environmental project. The Oyster Bay [...]
Bird lovers can arrange a tour with the Oyster Bay Reserve to come and see the +/- 200 species of birds, in their natural environment. Birders are likely to see species such as the Cape penduline tit, bokmakierie, Cape white-eye, Cape-sugar bird, malachite sunbird, speckled mouse bird, Cape robin, Cape canary, jackal buzzard, southern red [...]
Visitors who would like to learm more about vermiculture or would like to set up their own worm farm, can visit the Oyster Bay Reserve just outside Mossel Bay. Tours include: Background to why Oyster Bay Reserve established the Red Wriggler Worm Farm Learn how the Red Wriggler Worm Farm was built using recycling materials How to [...]
The Oyster Bay Reserve is a 330ha botanical Reserve that will focus around the proposed Educational Community Facility. This will be the first community nature reserve within Mossel Bay District. The Reserve will preserve and conserve the sensitive biodiversity of the Garden Route as well as offer ecotourism interactions through the Community Environmental Educational Facility that will act as the nucleus of all proposed activities.
The Facility will encourage teaching and learning on sustainable resource usage, including showcasing all fauna and flora in the area, ultimately encouraging the community to join the various eco tourism opportunities that they can partake in.
Various smaller community eco tourism projects are already in place as well as proposed projects, that will be set in motion as suitable funding and partnerships are set up. The primary aim of the Oyster Bay Reserve is to involve the Mossel Bay communities to become more aware of their personal role in conservation as well as in the natural environment.
The Oyster Bay Reserve’s Educational Facility will be a dedicated awareness Facility which will facilitate supervised learning programs and community development activities under various identified spheres. The Environmental Educational Facility centre will be the hub of all the proposed environmental programs and will be the catylist for youth community programs to impact the youth into a better future.
Through this website, you will gain an insight into the many present as well as propsed projects that the Oyster Bay is involved in.
The Oyster Bay Reserve is constantly striving to improve the local environment as well as teaching the community the eco tourism benefits that can be derived from them. By empowering the local community to take ownership of a project, they become responsible and want to conserve and protect it, especially when they are being enriched by it in some way.
The Oyster Bay Reserve is a community venture that is totally dependent on obtaining external funding for all ectourism opportunities. There are various options available to sponsors as well as once off funders, that can show case the funder’s green credits as well as commitment to the environment and job creation in the local community.
Two Mossel Bay projects have been nominated as finalists in separate categories in The Enviropaedia’s prestigious Eco-Logic Awards.
The Oyster Bay Reserve internship programme has delivered far more than even the students themselves expected, when the students got involved in an actual Game exchange project.
Oyster Bay Reserve interns Kelly-Jane Peo and Michelle Middendorp visited the Siyanithanda Disabled School in KwaNoquaba as part of a legacy community service outreach. Siyanithanda and teacher Mr Maki focus on children with special needs in the area.
The “Community Strategic Firebreak Project” started the first of the legacy projects when the interns repainted the towns welcome crest and sign. Kelly-Jane Peo (OBR intern) was tasked with the towns crest initiative, in which the crest in Freimersheim was given a complete makeover.