Hans Lambers, Professor of Plant Biology at the University of WA has recently published a new book called Plant Life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia: A global biodiversity hotspot cover
Coastcare for Singles’ was great fun and an extraordinary effort by more than 30 people in the rain and wind on the central Cottesloe foreshore.
During May 2014 Malcolm Hay received a volunteer award at the annual volunteers cocktail party at Town of Cottesloe’s Town Hall.
Frauke recently went on a tour with the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council and saw how others are using photo monitoring to record the processes that are potentially damaging to our coast. She visited some of the sites where photo monitoring is happening including Grigson's Lookout near Jurien Bay, Thirsty Point and Seabird.
Sally's recent novel 'Stella's Sea' has an environmental bent and it includes lovely observations of our beautiful local landscape. Cottesloe Coastcare features in the book.
We are delighted that Frauke Chambers has been recognised as the Cottesloe Citizen of the Year for 2014. The award was announced at the Australia Day Ceremony held at the Cottesloe Civic Centre on a balmy Sunday morning.
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.
2013 has been a busy and successful year for Cottesloe Coastcare. Our Chairman, Mike Ewing briefly spoke about the achievements of the year at our recent Christmas party - held on the main lawn at our beautiful Civic Centre.
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....
William Parkinson wrote the letter (below) to the Post newspaper. CCA volunteers spend lots of time picking up rubbish, which has often been carelessly discarded with no thought to the problems caused to the environment and to marine life. We love our coast too and encourage everyone to take care of it!
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.