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.
Malte and Leander from a rural area in Northern Germany concentrated on spotting and removing some very invasive Euphorbia species from our Dutch Inn site.
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.
Sunday’s hot weather did not stop a small team of Coastcarers from attacking the weeds at Dutch Inn. We were glad to have some extra help from our local Bunnings store as well as UWA volunteers.
It’s one year on – from the tragic losses resulting from fires in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River. More than 3,673 hectares of bushland was burnt and 38 homes destroyed (106 buildings damaged).
Mike’s glasses have just returned from a winter adventure. They were previously last seen hanging around the neck of Mike Ewing during a working session back in March at the Dutch Inn site in south Cottesloe.
Spring time is weeding time for Cottesloe Coastcare volunteers and we have been hard at work. Despite the very poor rain this past winter, the rain received was distributed over a long period and perhaps this is the reason that every weed species seems to be doing extra well this year!
In mid- August Cottesloe Coastcare had a bus load of enthusiastic helpers from John XX111.
Our planting season is going really well – particularly so because of the fantastic teams we had join us last week – Conservation Volunteers Australia (sponsored by Woodside – thank you Woodside!), the V Gang from UWA and a fantastic team from Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
UWA Student’s and Cottesloe Coastcare ioin Forces on the 21st of February. Residents from the University of Western Australia’s Trinity College joined with volunteers from the Cottesloe Coastcare Association and Coastcare officers Kate and Sharon to carry out rehabilitation works at Vlamingh Memorial in Cottesloe.
You will see from the attached photos that we are busy at our new foreshore (Coastwest funded) project at the bottom of Napier Street.