Thinking globally, acting locally

Thank you to everyone that came along to our beach rubbish collection on Sunday October 15 as part of the Tangaroa Blue 2017 WA Beach Clean Up and in conjunction with the Town of Cottesloe.

Our first pink fairy!

Cottesloe Coastcare volunteers have been hard at work for 21 years to improve Cottesloe’s degraded ‘natural areas’. We are proud of our successes. However, we are a small group so we receive a great boost when corporate teams give us a hand.

4000th plant in!

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.

Biodiversity day on Cottesloe beach

Sunday 28th May was our ‘nature study morning’ on South Cottesloe beach. Around 100 adults and children gathered for an informal biodiversity survey and a naturalist’s treasure hunt. It was great fun!

Planting for 2017 is well under way

During our 2017 planting season we have 4000 local provenance seedlings to plant at our various CCA sites. Our newest project site has received funding from Coastwest/WA state government for which we are very grateful.

Hidden history

Noongar camps of the western suburbs was the topic of a talk for Coastcare from Denise Cook and Lynette Coomer and it was a full house at The Grove. Denise and Helen’s talk on the camps provided some fascinating insights into a recent but little known piece of local history.

Plastic on our beaches

Clean Up Australia has been going for 27 years and Cottesloe Coastcare is a regular participant. This year we focused on the southern beach starting at Vlamingh Memorial and it was good to welcome some newcomers to the team of Coastcare regulars.

Wizard Woodside weeders!

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.

A great beach cleaning effort

Sunday October 14th was the 12th Annual Beach clean up organised by Tangaroa Blue. A big thanks to Helen for liaising with Tangaroa and for her big efforts to bring us all together for a beach clean and marine creatures I.D session.

Green Army takes on the dunes

Our Green Army team spent another week with us in July and gave us a finishing boost with their enthusiasm and hard work. At Dutch Inn  five year old Thomas Cooper and his mother Karin joined in to help with the weeding.

The last plant…. and lamingtons!

Whoopee! Planting is finished for 2016. It has been a very busy patch getting 4000 local provenance seedlings in the ground over 7 weeks. This past week we had an excellent Green Army team – a team of young people sign up for a 6 month period to work and to learn all sorts of skills at the same time.

Congratulations to Laurel Bant

On May 11th 2016 Town of Cottesloe held the annual ‘Volunteers Sundowner’at the War Memorial Hall. The event was scheduled during National Volunteer Week. The Town of Cottesloe Mayor, Jo Dawkins, said the Sundowner is a thank you to community volunteers. She mentioned that there are more than 6 million Australians who volunteer!