It was celebration time for Cottesloe Coastcare volunteers! We were awarded the Town of Cottesloe Community group of the Year honour at the combined councils Australia Day event.
Carpobrotus virescens or pigface is one of our toughest dune plants with jewel-like pink flowers now in bloom.
This beautiful drawing was done by Chloe, a Year 5 pupil at Cottesloe Primary School. You will find her drawing as the September art work in Town of Cottesloe’s Waste and Sustainability Calendar 2018.
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.
Only a small patch of Sweet Quandongs (Santalum acuminatum) remained in Cottesloe and these plants are near the WA Foundation for deaf children.
Up to 20 Volunteers from Cottesloe Coastcare have been selling Catalogues for the past thirteen years at the Annual Exhibition of Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe.
Adeline Morrissey sent this post for CCA’s website: The event on Sunday 4th March went really well and we had over 30 volunteers attend. We started at Grant Marine Park and volunteers picked up rubbish from the beach, dunes, parks, roadsides, verge gardens and even the ocean floor between Cottesloe and Swanbourne. A total of 13 massive garbage bags were filled with litter.
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.
On Sunday 11th February we had a fascinating presentation from Emeritus Professor Don Bradshaw. Professor Bradshaw held the Chair of Zoology at UWA from 1976 until 2005 and is now a Senior Honorary Research Fellow.
If you are looking for a uniquely Cottesloe gift for Christmas, Cottesloe Coastcare has just the thing! Our limited edition tea towels feature stunning designs of three of our most attractive local plants and are made of high quality linen.
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.
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.