Glencairn Education & Environmental Support Enthusiasts (GEESE) are a group of people who are passionate about the Glencairn vlei and working to keep it clean and protected. The GEESE group conducts litter clean-ups, typha (bulrush) clearance and multiple other environmental projects.
Members have taken responsibility for keeping the vlei free of litter, and service 12 City Council litter bins on a weekly basis. They work to keep the paths open, with help from the Cape Town City Council who cut the grass once or twice a year, as well as trying to control alien vegetation.
GEESE members assist with managing and recording water levels, and keep a checklist of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians on the vlei, as well as some of the flora.
The group serves on the Western Cape Wetlands Forum, which consists of experts in numerous fields concerned with the health of wetlands.
Volunteer opportunities are available for those looking to join the group.