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MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We have an ambitious planting programme and need more volunteers to help conserve the dunes in City and Floreat Beaches.

Membership is just $20 individual, $30 family.  Click for CCC Membership Application Form

RECENT NEWS

PLANTING DATES FOR 2015

Planting dates are always weather dependent and we may need to revise these nearer the time dependent upon rainfall and nursery deliveries. Provisionally, we anticipate conducting planting activities on the following
Sunday mornings, commencing 9 am: 21 June, 12 July, 26 July and 9 August 2015.

STUART KNOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP THESIS

In early 2014, Sophie Cross was awarded the inaugural Stuart Knott Memorial Scholarship to assist her in undertaking an honours project at UWA.

She will present her thesis on the topic “Assessing the return of biodiversity in a coastal restoration chronosequence” at a special members’ meeting to be held at Town of Cambridge’s offices, 1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat, on 4 May 2015 at 7.30 pm. Sophie studied the presence of a number of species of birds and ants to gauge the success of restoration in coastal dunes. All members are welcome and the presentation is not expected to take more than an hour.

GRANTS

Cambridge Coastcare was successful in being awarded a grant of $19,500 to undertake restoration of high value coastal dunes in City Beach. The grant is under the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grant programme and was one of a very limited number of such grants made for 2014/15. Congratulations go to committee member Dylan Martini for producing what was clearly an impressive and comprehensive application.

12 March 2015: Hale School year 4’s clear litter and pull up pelargonium weeds

About 50 eight and nine-year-olds from Hale School contributed a couple of hours of their time to clean up City Beach and pull up some pelargonium weeds from the dunes near the south kiosk.  It was a very warm day – 36°C, making the task more energy-sapping, but everyone came through well.  The photos show Coastcare Co-Ordinator Alex Johnston briefing the boys against the backdrop of the new City of Perth Surf Club building project, and the boys resting after their hard work.  Many thanks to all concerned!

20 October 2014: IVO DAVIES – recipient of Town of Cambridge’s 2014 Community Volunteer of the Year Award

Ivo Davies has been presented with Town of Cambridge’s Community Volunteer of the Year Award by Mayor Simon Withers at a function held on 20 October – many congratulations Ivo!!

Ivo was a founding committee member of Cambridge Coastcare on formation in 1998, has been its chairman for 6 of the intervening years and has been (and currently is) deputy chairperson. Ivo works tirelessly weeding, fixing fencing, liaising with Town of Cambridge staff about needed works, organising our trailer and equipment, and organising planting days and corporate volunteers.  He is also a volunteer at the Central Law Courts in its Witness/Child/Family Support programme, assisting people unfamiliar with the courts. See the full write-up of Ivo’s contribution to Cambridge Coastcare and the community here- Ivo Davies – Volunteer of the Year.

Newsletters

The 2015 autumn newsletter for Cambridge Coastcare is now available
The 2014 spring newsletter for Cambridge Coastcare is now available
The 2014 summer newsletter for Cambridge Coastcare is now available
The 2013 winter newsletter for Cambridge Coastcare is now available
The 2012 autumn newsletter for Cambridge Coastcare is now available
The 2011 summer newsletter for Cambridge Coastcare is now available
The 2010 spring newsletter of Cambridge Coastcare is now available

Events
The committee meeting dates for 2015 are listed below. All meetings start at 7pm and are held in City Beach.
2 February
9 March
4 May
8 June
6 July
3 August
7 September (likely to be the annual general meeting – to be confirmed)
2 November
Christmas Party – in December to be advised.