There were only a few tickets left for this documentary about plastics and the oceans – the film is on Thursday 22 Feb at Innaloo cinemas – follow link to booking website to get your tickets.
Want more info on the WA Plastic Bag Ban?
There are still a few information sessions available both metro and regional areas.
To register see the details on the flyers below. Join the discussion.
Town of Cambridge has been chosen to be a host community for the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay, with the Baton making its way to City Beach and Floreat Beach on Sunday, 25 February 2018. The Baton will run along Challenger Parade heading towards City Beach and the Town encourages us to come out to cheer for our local Batonbearers or come down to the Celebration that will be held at City Beach Amphitheatre.
Baton Relay details:
Date: Sunday, 25 February 2018
Baton Route: Along Challenger Parade heading north at 1.00pm arriving City Beach Amphitheatre at 1.30pm. Continues to Floreat Beach along Challenger, and then leaves via West Coast Highway heading north at 2pm.
Celebration: City Beach Amphitheatre 12 noon till 2pm.
In addition, Floreat Surf Life Saving Club is celebrating its 70th birthday on the same day as the relay- Sunday 25 February from 12noon to 3pm. The Club was formed in February 1948, with the current Club rooms opened in 1981 after the original building (a little further south of our current location) was damaged by Cyclone Alby. Its current membership base of 500 was a little smaller back then with just 64 members by the end of the first season!
The Baton Relay will be making a special stop at the Floreat Club rooms to help Floreat SLSC celebrate and mark this special day! The Floreat SLSC Board of Directors would like to invite all Cambridge Coastal Care members to join us to celebrate with a FREE sausage sizzle, sandwiches, cakes and drinks in the members bar area.Please join us for this special day on 25 Feb as it should be a lot of fun!
TIME: 12noon to 3pm – QUEEN’S BATON ARRIVAL: 2pm
RSVP to Ros Blair, Club Manager, via email or phone by latest Tuesday 20 February
P (08)9385 9370 | M 0431 444 443 | E email@example.com
We have distributed our summer newsletter – view it here
Congratulations to Kingsley Dixon, whose appointment to the board of Lotterywest Commissioners was announced recently by the Premier. The statement reads in part as follows:
Premier Mark McGowan has announced the appointments of Professor Kingsley Dixon and Elisabeth McLellan to the Lotterywest Board of Commissioners. Professor Dixon – a renowned botanist and Western Australia’s 2016 Scientist of the Year – officially took up his appointment from 1 December 2017 and has played a leading role in conserving threatened species and transforming ecological restoration practice in Australia. Professor Dixon has also provided high-level scientific advice at both a State and Federal level and is Chair of The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia.
Ms McLellan – a leading Geraldton based conservationist – brings with her 25 years at the forefront of conservation, including almost 10 years with WWF International and eight as Co-Lead of the organisation’s global Wildlife Crime Campaign. Ms McLellan holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Masters Applied Science and Graduate Diploma of Education while Professor Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and PhD from The University of Western Australia.
A rain gauge near Chipping Reserve recorded 146 mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9 am this morning, but it actually overflowed sometime before its owner’s bedtime on 15 January when he went out in the downpour to find it overflowing – so the true rainfall in City Beach was in excess of the 146mm recorded. It will be good news for all our plantings which should now get a boost from warm weather to follow. Hopefully the odd thunderstorm in the next month or two will keep the sand damp enough to get some good growth, help stem erosion and establish strong plants ahead of the winter weather we can expect later in the year.
The feature film BLUE will be screened at Innaloo on Thursday February 22nd and looks at the impacts we as humans are having on the ocean. There will be a Q&A after the screening to support how the public can make a difference and how we can make small changes to reduce our impact. I think this is relevant to us all so please spread the word.
This is the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/332677483872637/
This is where you can reserve your tickets: Blue tickets
A feature film by Northern Pictures
BLUE is the story our generation need to hear. The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.
Our ocean has been the guardian of life on earth. Now it is our turn to be guardians for the ocean.
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.