Sunday, December 02, 2007

"Let deeds not words be your adorning"

This is one of the tenets of the Baha'i faith and how true to their belief were the hard working people who came for their "service activity" to help us weed and water the coastal plants at Grant Marine Park on the 25 November, a blustery Sunday morning.
Cheerfully and diligently the group collected some 15 large bags of weeds (mainly the innumerable seed heads of the dreaded onion weed, Trachyandra divaricata), loosened the soil around the plants and carried countless buckets of water to all the thirsty seedlings which have such a hard time establishing themselves in our harsh environment.
Cottesloe Coastcare is grateful for any help that assists our young and as yet small and fragile plants' fight for life during the long summer months when they must endure extended periods of dryness and aggressive competition for residual moisture and nutrients from so many more robust and fast growing weeds which threaten to displace and smother them.

A heartfelt thankyou to the Baha'i community for helping us to increase the survival rate of our coastal battlers!

(Photos taken by Zarin Salter)


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