Thursday, June 17, 2010

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated internationally as a day of global action and environmental awareness. The theme this year was based around the UN International Year of Biodiversity; ‘Many Species. One Planet. One Future,’ which is an urgent call to conserve the diversity of life on our planet.


On 4th of June employees from HWE Mining, Broad and Western Region together positively contributed to improving the biodiversity at Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia. Working with Conservation Volunteers Australia and Cottesloe Coastcare, an area that was degraded by invasive weeds was revegetated with native species to stabilise the dunes and reduce erosion.



80 volunteers donned World Environment Day t-shirts and worked hard to plant an impressive 960 plants. Respect for the Community and Environment really shone through and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Well done!


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Many thanks to Annelise Fraurud for the posting above. Cottesloe
Coastcare volunteers are very grateful to all the enthusiastic workers who gave their time to help us in this worthwhile project. A Commonwealth government program - 'Caring for our Country' has paid for the removal of Victorian teatree at the site, rabbit and weed control, some fencing and has funded the local provenance seedlings which we all planted on World Environment Day.


A big thank you from CCA to everyone involved!
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