Cottesloe Coastcare Association - Community Planting Day
Since 1995, Cottesloe Coastcare Association has worked to protect the few natural areas remaining in Cottesloe. We collect and propagate local seed, replant degraded areas, remove invasive weeds, and collect rubbish in fragile areas. In 2023 volunteer members will continue to work closely with the Town of Cottesloe, replanting the sand dunes with indigenous local vegetation, creating habitats for local wildlife, and adding to Cottesloe’s sense of place. Not only do our green spaces promote human health and well-being but they also provide a critical line of defence against erosion along the waterfront. Our aim is to protect the natural areas so that everyone, now and in the future, can appreciate our local plants, animals, and birds. On June 11th we aim to infill plant an additional 1200 plants into partially restored primary sand dunes. Although these dunes were replanted in 2019, further planting will replace plants that did not survive and stabilise challenging areas of the site. The planting sites are close to the new osprey nest that was installed in August 2022 and are adjacent to the award winning Vlamingh Nature Play Space (both Coastcare initiatives). It is important to stabilise this site because Coastcare anticipates that nesting ospreys will attract many visitors to this location in coming breeding seasons.
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 11 June 2023
9:00am to 11:30am
Intersection of Curtin Avenue and Marine Parade
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
Cottesloe Coastcare's community planting event will take place in South Cottesloe, in the sand dunes slightly south-west of the junction of Curtin Avenue and Marine Parade, between Beach Access Paths CT 56 and 57. The space is immediate west of the Nature Discovery Space at the southern tip of Cottesloe.
Please wear footwear suitable for working in sand dunes and dress appropriately for the weather forecast on the day. Primary school children should be accompanied by an adult and guardians must provide an emergency contact number for unaccompanied secondary aged students. Coastcare will provide a substantial morning tea to sustain volunteers. Hand sanitiser is provided, and participants are encouraged to social distance where appropriate. A reminder to all Volunteers — please stay home if you are unwell. Get tested if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been in a COVID affected area or identified as a close contact of a positive case. Please note: There are no public toilets at the planting site. The nearest public toilets are to the north, at the main Cottesloe Beach or south, at Leighton Beach.
Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,Snacks,Refreshments