Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's planting time for 2011





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.

We were lucky to have a small team of Conservation Volunteers Australia help us on three days - very ably led by Steven. Thanks to Woodside for the sponsorship of this team. The photos were both taken on Friday - you will see us huddling in the rain enjoying a hot cuppa. The second photo is of a group of students from UWA's Guild Volunteering. Sally and her team lifted our spirits when they arrived in the afternoon. Speaking for myself I was flagging by then but their enthusiasm and hard work, despite the 'inclement' conditions, was fantastic! Now we hope for some more rain for the new seedlings.

Sally sent this post for our blog:
It was a rainy, windy Friday morning, but that didn’t stop a group of eight volunteers from UWA’s Guild Volunteering heading down to south Cottesloe beach to assist Cottesloe Coastcare Association in re-vegetating a section of the dunes. The students put in a full effort and had a great time, despite the wet weather, enthusiastically digging big holes and planting a variety of native flora. All the students agreed it was a fun and gratifying experience, and are keen to get involved with other CCA projects in the future.
Thanks very much, we had a great time!
Sally

Thanks to everyone - just another 2000 plants to go!

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