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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

Successful busy-bee on 21 June 2015

Over 20 members and volunteers came to assist in removing dead branches and other debris from the dunes adjacent to the new surf club development at City Beach on 21 June. They also helped in securing the temporary reticulation pipes installed by Town of Cambridge on these dunes, which will benefit survival for our plantings during the summer months.  Large piles of plant material were removed and those attending were provided with a much-needed cup of coffee as well as collecting their new shirt if their first 2015 attendance.  The next planting day is likely to be on 4 July, but an email will be sent to members and volunteers to confirm this.

Plant information now on website

Several new pages are now available on this website detailing coastal plants and the species which we have planted in recent years.  There is also a page on weeds.  The tables of plants include thumbnails to assist in identifying particular plants and can be sorted and searched (this facility to come in the table of coastal plants).  The table of our plantings shows locations where we have planted different species since 2010. Each plant is linked to an extract of Kingsley Dixon’s book on coastal plants and to the relevant page in the WA Dept of Parks and Wildlife’s database called Florabase.

First planting day for 2015 – the new shirts have arrived!

New shirts pic 24may15

New Cambridge Coastcare shirts are now available, thanks to a grant from Perth Region National Resource Management, the federal government body which funds the provision of coastcare officers around Australia.  The new cotton shirts, modelled here by Nikki and Julie Sarginson, were distributed to the more than 20 members and volunteers who attended our first planting for 2015 on 24 May.  Together we planted over 2500 plants in the dune adjacent to the formidable surf club development at City Beach – we understand that rumours about a missile battery installation on the roof are untrue!  We look forward to more members attending our next planting – the date to be determined after we get the next substantial rainfall – and we have shirts available for those unable to attend on 24 May.

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: 4 July, 26 July and 9 August 2015.

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.