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JAEI Eco-Sharing Morning

“There’s an alien near my stoep!”

Warren Schmidt 

Eco-congregations will also share their experiences

A valuable learning and reflection opportunity

Date: Saturday, 15 August 2015

Time: 08:30 – 12:30

Venue: St Michael and All Angels,  (Small Hall)

Cost: Donation towards costs


Join us for an enlightening and crucial presentation on the massive problem of invader species in our Country, what they are, how to deal with them and what the Law has to say.


What can our role be in tackling this HUGE problem in God’s Garden that we are charged to care for?!


Invasive Alien Plants (IAPs) are widely considered as a major threat to biodiversity, human livelihoods and economic development. IAPs cost South Africans tens of billions of rand annually in lost agricultural productivity and resources spent on management.

A total of 559 alien species are listed as invasive and further 560 species are listed as prohibited (plants, animals, reptiles, invertebrates ....  the list goes on!)


Warren Schmidt, herpetologist, ecologist, conservationist, journalist, author, editor and nature photographer, has been involved in biodiversity conservation for well over 20 years.  He has witnessed an incredible loss of habitat during this time has been is intensely involved with the Department of Environmental Affairs in eradicating the huge numbers of aliens species marring our beautiful Country.


08:30-09:00 -Arrive & Fellowship

09:00-09:15 -Worship / Meditation

09:15–10:30 -“There’s an alien near my stoep!”

Speaker: Warren Schmidt

10:30-11:00 -Refreshments & Fellowship

11:00-12:30 -Eco-Congregation sharing

12:30 -Closure

Please sign up! 

Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

Earlier Event: August 2
Kids InC Fun Music Day
Later Event: August 22
GriefShare Event