Photobook for sale! We have produced a gorgeous, limited edition photobook. With 60 pages and over 300 photographs covering many years worth of walking in and conservation of the reserve this R300 book makes an excellent gift idea or keepsake. Contact us for your copy.

The Modderfontein Conservation Society is a volunteer body that helps preserve the Modderfontein Reserve which is located in Modderfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa.

We give guided walks around the Reserve and we hold a monthly talk on a nature related topic at the Modderfontein town hall. The Reserve is a great place to take a nature walk or spot birds so please look at our schedule of events on the “Walks & Talks” page to see when the next walk or talk is on.

The Society’s objectives are as follows :

1. To actively recruit members from Modderfontein and surrounding communities and encourage interest in conservation, with a view to maintaining a suitable balance between its many aspects.

2. To strive for the protection and management of indigenous flora and fauna, including bird species.

3. To encourage and promote interest in preserving the natural and historical aspects of Modderfontein.

4. To act as environmental watchdog within the Modderfontein area.

5. To provide guidance to AECI, Residents Associations and local authorities on policy regarding the purpose, use and development of the Modderfontein Reserve.

6. To formulate and maintain policy on the removal and replacement of alien plant species in the Reserve.

7. To act as advisors on the development of the Reserve.

8. To facilitate experiential environmental education and training for school children from a full range of cultural backgrounds.

9. To promote environmental research projects at secondary and tertiary education levels, and post-graduate studies.

10. To co-ordinate and encourage special interest activities in the form of special conservation sub-groups.

By joining the Modderfontein Conservation Society, you qualify for a substantial discount in entry fees to the Modderfontein Reserve if you pay an annual conservation fee up front, e.g. family annual conservation fee for the full year is normally R1000 but MCS members pay just R600. Other benefits to being a member of the MCS are discounted rates to the varied and interesting nature and related talks we host once a month, periodic newsletters, regular guided walks in the reserve and activities of specialised interest such as birding, environmental education and built heritage. Should you wish to join us our application form can be downloaded here after which please email the membership secretary.

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The February 2022 newsletter is available for download here.

The January 2021 newsletter is available for download here.

The August 2020 newsletter is available for download here.

The April 2020 newsletter is available for download here.

The September 2019 newsletter is available for download here.