Very short notice but on December 14th, Little Creature’s Elsie and Rusty are getting together to throw the party of the summer to raise funds for Coastcare, Australia’s leading volunteer marine and coastal sustainability group.
The goal is to raise $10,000 which will be given away in the form of Rusty and Elsie grants to Coastcare’s community coastal groups working to preserve WA’s pristine coastline.
A brewery perched on the water’s edge in Fremantle and a surf brand based right here in WA, both Rusty and Little Creatures have a strong connection to the ocean, WA’s coastal lifestyle and the need for preserving these precious ecosystems for future generations. This year, both organisations launched initiatives with Coastcare; Little Creatures released an exclusive WA Ale – Elsie and Rusty is launching a limited edition collection of T-shirts with a portion of the sales being donated back to Coastcare.
Tickets to Toast to the Coast are $50 and include Elsie on tap and food from 6pm until 9pm, entertainment, raffles, spot prizes and a whole lot of fun with all proceeds going to support the continued efforts of Coastcare. There’s also a unique tri-branded Rusty-Elsie-Coastcare surfboard up for grabs (concept attached).
This event is limited capacity and will sell out. Many apologies for the short notice but we were only advised today (Weds). Please see one of the following links to grab yourself a ticket:
Seed Collection Seminar
Join Perth NRM and the City of Kalamunda for this FREE seminar on seed collection.
Date: Thursday, 8th February 2018
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Location: Lesmurdie Hall – 96 Gladys Road, Lesmurdie
Has your group or organisation been thinking about propagating your own local, endemic seedlings to help boost your restoration projects? Not sure where to start and what’s involved when it comes to seed collection. Or you’ve seen seed collection being carried out by others and you’re interested in what’s involved in the process?
This seminar will introduce you to the process of seed collection, including:
- On-ground seed and cuttings collection technique
- Collection planning
- Standards and regulations around seed collection
- Seed testing and dormancy
- Processing seeds and cuttings
- Storage requirements and seed banking
Expert Speakers Damian Grose and Richard McDowell, will discuss the intricacies of seed collection, including licensing, on-ground collection techniques, processing, storage, preparation, and much more!
Register here or visit our website for more information and to download the flyer.
Kingsley Dixon’s book, ‘Coastal Plants – A guide to the identification and restoration of plants in the Perth Region’ is available from at least two sources – one is the ‘Aspects’ shop at Kings Park– see the book list on its website – search for ‘Coastal Plants’ –available online for $39.95. It is also available from the Wildflower Society of WA for the same price with members getting a 10% discount.
Kingsley donates royalties from the book to Cambridge Coastcare and we have extracts of the book on this website under the menu tag ‘Plants’ with the section ‘Coastal plants’ containing photos and searchable descriptions to assist in identification. See also ‘Weeds’.
Cambridge Coastcare held its annual general meeting on 6 November attended by a quorum of members. We duly completed the business of the meeting involving the appointment of office bearers and committee members. The committee for 2017-8 comprises:
Ivo Davies – Chairperson
Kingsley Dixon – Deputy Chairperson
Lionel Johnson – Treasurer
John Campbell – Secretary
Committee members- Meg Anklesaria, Keith Croker, Adam Cross, Peter Olden and Joanna Wagner
We also updated our Constitution and Rules, mainly to reflect changes required by legislation governing incorporated associations. The next item on Coastcare’s agenda is the annual Christmas Party on 4 December – invitations have been emailed to all financial members. If you have missed out, please let us know on email@example.com
Discover and document the living things of Iluka Beach Dune and Shore –see flyer about the upcoming beach event at Iluka Foreshore on Sunday October 8th between 9am – 12 noon. Pass on to anyone you think may be interested – it’s a great school holiday activity!
Are you looking for more in-depth knowledge about rehabilitation processes to improve the conservation work being done by your environmental group?
The Perth NRM Rehabilitation Seminar will include the latest information on rehabilitation methods and standards presented by experienced professionals from across the Perth region.
Date: October 13th 2017
Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Location: Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre
Speakers from the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia, Revegetation Industry Association of WA, Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor, City of Cockburn, and Perth NRM will present on:
o National standards for ecological restoration in Australia
o Translocation guidelines for offsetting threatened flora
o Seed collection techniques, standards, and storage
o The Swan Region Strategy for Natural Resource Management
o Reversing the damage of Roe 8
o Restoration methods and case studies for bushland, wetland, and coastal ecological systems
For further information and to register please go to https://www.trybooking.com/RQET or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are planning on holding this year’s AGM on Monday 6 November . One of the agenda items will be to approve changes to the constitution/rules, most of which are required through 2015 amendments to WA’s Associations Incorporation Act including changes to the clause dealing with distribution of assets and new clauses relating to mediation of disputes and payments to committee members (all at the end of the document), We have also deleted the role of membership/communications liaison officer as these duties are being performed by other committee members. The revised draft of the Constitution/Rules is linked, showing proposed changes, and the committee invites members to contact CCC with any queries or suggestions prior to finalising the document for submission to the AGM. Unless there are major changes to this document, it is proposed to outline the changes in the AGM notice rather than tediously itemising them all.
Subsidised registrations are available for the State NRM and Coastal Conference taking place at Curtin University on 29-31 August 2017.
Eligible individuals have the opportunity to apply for subsidised registration of up to $500. Eligible individuals are those who volunteer or work in community land care, coast care, NRM or other not-for-profit environment/ sustainable agriculture type organisation.
Full registration for the event also provides attendance to the Conference welcome event featuring the Coastal Awards for Excellence on Monday 28 August, and the Conference Dinner featuring the WA Landcare Awards on Wednesday 30 August.
If you are interested, please go to the conference website for the application form: http://www.promaco.com.au/events/nrmcoastalconferencewa/community.php
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