A group of Stantec corporate volunteers converged in Cottesloe this month, getting their hands dirty and pulling weeds for a great cause. The group of twelve volunteers spent the morning helping to reduce the weed burden in the Cottesloe Native Garden.

Stantec has an existing volunteer relationship with Perth NRM and Coastcare, and has previously volunteered at the same site.

Perth NRM’s Coastal and Marine Program Manager, Adeline Morrissey, said that the event was a great success with the volunteers weeding 38 large bags of weeds in under two hours from the site.

“Weeding the annual weeds and removing their seeds will significantly reduce the number of weeds returning next year”.

“Cottesloe Native Garden contains Cottesloe’s only remnant bushland area including pre-European grass trees and through Cottesloe Coastcare’s hard work the area has been transformed from a weed infested area to a beautiful native bushland full of many species of honeyeaters and butterflies as well as the pink fairy orchid (first sighted last year)” Ms Morrissey says.

Cottesloe Coastcare has been working on the site since 2006 and the limestone outcrops throughout the site provide a special habitat to many plant species which grow at no other places in Cottesloe.

The Stantec group was joined by Cottesloe Coastcare volunteers for the event and enjoyed a well deserved morning tea after their hard work.

Stantec’s help was greatly appreciated to continue the vital weed control of this site.

Perth NRM can assist your organisation to engage in environmental activities that provide opportunities for your organisation to create shared goals and values, build goodwill in the community and deliver on social responsibility goals. For more information visit our Corporate Volunteering page or contact us directly today.

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