Working Bees

CPRRA Working Bees: 20 Years of Great Work!

A brief description of the great work you do, what you have done in the past, how everyone is welcome to join, no experience necessary etc.

Past Working Bees

Sunday 12th November 2022

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8 October 2022

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9 September 2022

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21 May 2021

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This working bee was a follow up to our 5 year (and counting!) project to eliminate woody and viniferous weeds to the Undertow Bay foreshore and restore our coastal banksia woodland. Ten participants trawled through the gully between the fore dune and the cliffs from the eastern most path westwards to the Pea Creek steps. Plantings were cleared of invasive and smothering vines and woody weed regrowth re-cut and re poisoned. Work was carried out in glorious sunny weather conditions unlike the last working bee!

1 April 2021

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The objective of our April working bee was to pull up an infestation of sea spurge (Euphorbia paralias) located in the sand dunes half way between Cape Paterson and Harmers Haven. The colonisation of the sea spurge weed on the primary dunes contributes to steepening the face of the dunes thus impacting adversely on Hooded Plover breeding sites. It also competes with the growth of native spinifex & pigface. We combined with Harmers Haven Residents and Ratepayers Group to do this work and 10 enthusiastic volunteers set out from Wreck Beach carpark at 9:30am. Half of the group went straight to the infestation, about 1 km east of Wreck Beach, while the rest traversed the dunes on the way pulling up any sea spurge seedlings that had emerged over the summer. Despite gale force winds (at times blowing up hill!) and driving rain, by midday the infestation had been cleared and that section of dunes were free of any emerging seedlings. The sodden volunteers really appreciated the hearty lunch provided by our Harmers Haven friends in a lovely warm cottage. A very successful working bee in somewhat trying conditions.