The Plettenberg Bay Community Environment Forum is a registered non-profit organization made up of a group of concerned individuals and environmental organizations. The Forum has been involved in the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development in the Bitou municipality (Plettenberg Bay and surrounding areas) since 1996.
The main purpose of the Forum is the promotion of and education in environmental awareness, helping to keep the environment clean and green, and participating in sustainable development projects.
Regular monthly meetings are held and attended by our members who include representatives from WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa), Birdlife Plett, SANParks, Cape Nature, Nature’s Valley Trust, ORCA Foundation, Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative, Ratepayers Associations, various conservancies, and interested individuals. Any individual or organisation is welcome to attend meetings and the meeting notes are openly available.
Environmental, development and legislative issues are discussed at the meetings. Where appropriate or necessary, the Forum comments on these issues following an agreed procedure.
Where possible, the Forum attempts to be proactive through the implementation of projects and awareness campaigns.