2015 planting finished

After two weeks of intensive planting in May and June we now have 3,500 new plants in our natural areas. We had some terrific help from Conservation Volunteers Australia, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Rio Tinto and for the first time the Green Army. The extra hands meant we could achieve so much more.

Rio Tinto team

Rio Tinto team

Green Army team

Green Army team

Price Waterhouse Coopers team

Price Waterhouse Coopers team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Grant Marine Park,  Alex our Coastcare Officer and the Green Army team tried a new method of securing brush below the lookout. We hope this will stop people trampling the new plants.

Alex and the Green Army installing new brush barrier

Alex and the Green Army installing new brush barrier

After clearing a big patch of tea tree at Cottesloe Native Garden the Green Army worked with us to replant the area. It was especially pleasing to replant  grass tree seedlings that had been propagated from seed collected from the old pre European grass trees that remain here. As the  best piece of undisturbed secondary dune in Cottesloe this is a special area for us. It is nice to think that in 200 years time there will be some magnificent old grass trees.

Green Army girls at Cottesloe Native Garden

Green Army girls at Cottesloe Native Garden

Planting at Cottesloe Native Garden

Planting at Cottesloe Native Garden

Planted!

Planted!

Our final plantings were at Vlamingh  and then at the Napier Street dunes where we shared a celebratory lunch. A busy but satisfying couple of weeks and we are very grateful for all  the help we received.

Vlamingh team

Vlamingh team

Last planting day at Napier St dunes - whoopee!

Last planting day at Napier St dunes – whoopee!