CCA’s planting season was a busy two months. We start planting each year in the first week of May as we find seedling survival rates on the Cottesloe foreshore are highest with this plan.
The second year of the wonderful Cottesloe Outdoor film Festival was another great success, for CCA too! The Cottesloe Civic Centre lawns is a fabulous venue and the perfect place to watch the sunset with a picnic or with a good pizza, made to order. There was live music, a good coffee spot, a drinks bar and a great community atmosphere each night. On two nights the tickets were sold out.
We had a great team from Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) join us on Tuesday to get the last of our 4000 plants in the ground this year. Mike is showing them our “deep hole” planting technique and the team got on with the job with gusto.
Come and join us at the very first Cottesloe Outdoor Film Festival.
It is on every Saturday night in February at the Cottesloe Civic Centre.
On November 10th we were delighted to welcome a great team from Woodside. Conservation Volunteers Australia organised the day but one of our CCA project sites benefitted enormously from their contribution.
This year we have 4000 seedlings all grown from local provenance seed (which was collected and cleaned by our volunteers). Two nurseries have grown the plants for us and Town of Cottesloe have paid for the plants.
After two weeks of intensive planting in May and June we now have 3,500 new plants in our natural areas. We had some terrific help from Conservation Volunteers Australia, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Rio Tinto and for the first time the Green Army. The extra hands meant we could achieve so much more.
CCA had a very productive three day ‘weedathon’ in late October. We are very grateful to Woodside who sponsored two small work teams from Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) for the first two days.
On Monday 22nd January a group of enthusiastic people from Pricewaterhouse Coopers joined CCA volunteers for a working bee. It was a hot morning but we achieved a great deal and perhaps rescued some of the very stressed small plants by giving them a big drink.
We had another terrific bunch of workers from PwC at Mudurup last week. Thanks to Tom Durkin for this blog post and to the rest of the team for their help in keeping our plants alive – your support really helps….
Many thanks to Chez Scalise for this blog post and to all the great team from PwC. For some volunteers from the PwC team, we were returning to back to the same site where we helped the incredible team at the Cottesloe Coastcare Association, and for others it was a new opportunity to help the Association in their mission to preserve the local ecosystem.