Cottesloe Coastcare volunteers were pleased to hear that our recent project application to Coastwest has been successful.
Friday 24 June 2011 the WA Fisheries Minister announced that weedy seadragons (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) will be declared a protected species under new regulations to be put to the WA parliament.
Last week WA celebrated Foundation Day commemorating the arrival of the first European settlers in WA in 1829. From an early time people, animals and the weather made their mark on the coast at Cottesloe. Robyn's The Goats of Grant Marine Park tells the story of one such interaction....
It has been almost 18 months since Weedy Seadragons started taking up lots of my time. It has been an interesting, often frustrating but very worthwhile campaign. and it is not over yet!
We are well under way with our planting for 2011. You can see in the photos that on Friday 21st May the wet weather and strong wind did not deter a great team of enthusiastic and expert volunteers.
Wednesday 11th May was the annual Volunteers Sundowner at the beautiful, jarrah panelled Town Hall at the Cottesloe Civic Centre.
On Friday morning 18 March I spent two delightful hours with volunteers from Coastcare, twenty five Year 6 boys from Hale School along with a couple of teachers and parents.
Earlier this week CCA volunteers were very pleased that a team from UWA's Trinity Residential College gave us a hand. Tiny seedlings planted at Vlamingh 8 months ago are growing well despite this long hot and very dry summer.
Cottesloe Coastcare's ' Sunday sessions' are working well. The working bees are held on the first Sunday morning in the month from 9 am to 11 am. Frauke has been a keen organiser of these sessions - a big thank you to Frauke and to Keith.