Saturday 10th November was the Cottesloe ‘Hullabaloo Festival’ in Napoleon Street. The busy street is closed to traffic all day and soon fills up with stalls from nearby businesses. Clowns and stilt walkers entertain, music is broadcast, lots of balloons, there is food and drink and lots to buy.
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!
Mike recently attended a symposium at Curtin University on Coastal Planning and Management in WA.
In mid- August Cottesloe Coastcare had a bus load of enthusiastic helpers from John XX111.
Following a successful day with the Cottesloe Coast Care team a few weeks prior, 27 new fresh faced volunteers from PwC set out to emulate the achievements of the mighty “A1 Planting Team”.
Meika Jensen, part of a design team at MastersDegree.net created this graphic highlighting the pollution in our oceans. Thank you for sharing this with us Meika.
We had a great team from Woodside on Friday who came with CVA (Conservation Volunteers Australia) for a day’s planting at Dutch Inn near the south groyne.
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.
A group of UWA students gave their time to Cottesloe Coastcare as their volunteer commitment. We are in the middle of our annual planting effort so we really appreciated the group’s enthusiasm and excellent work.
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.
Did you know that: a “sea monster” washed up on Cottesloe beach in 1931; that Aitken’s brewery opened in South Cottesloe in 1897; and seven people caught typhoid after drinking milk from a Cottesloe dairy?