Rottnest Society - Working Weekends
The Rottnest Society working weekends are open to non-members. Costs are minimal and there is usually fantastic participation. For further information and bookings visit www.rottnestsociety.org.au.
Rottnest Society events scheduled for 2014:
April 5th, 6th
May 17th, 18th
June 28th, 29th
August 2nd, 3rd
Conservation Volunteers Australia - Coastal Volunteer Week
"Come for an eco-holiday on Rottnest Island and help to preserve this iconic spot by assisting in various activities, including fencing, planting, dune rehabilitation, green stock maintenance and seawall painting. These activities encourage the ongoing upkeep of this heritage effort, increase the success rate of previously planted coastal vegetation, enhance the biodiversity of flora species, prevent erosion and assist with the overall ecological health of the island ecosystem.” (Conservation Volunteers Australia). Conservation Volunteer Australia events scheduled for 2014:
Week 1 May 26th-30th
Week 2 June 9th-13th Week 3 June 16th-20th
For more information on these volunteer opportunities please contact the Rottnest Island Authority Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 9372 9736.
Group Beach Clean Ups
Groups looking to engage in community service while visiting Rottnest Island are encouraged to participate in beach clean ups. Beach clean up kits can be borrowed from the Rottnest Island Authority, and are designed to contribute data to the Tangaroa Blue Foundation's Australian Marine Debris Initiative. Each kit contains a clipboard, data sheets, rubbish bags, 20 sets of gloves and a marine debris identification manual. Clean ups take around 1½ hours to complete.
Did you know 6 million tonnes of debris enter the oceans each year?
Tangaroa Blue Foundation’s Australian Marine Debris Initiative uses data collected from beach clean ups to trace the most commonly found items back to their source. By utilising this data, Tangaroa’s aim is to influence the design or use of these items to prevent them from entering our oceans in the first place.For more information about Tangaroa Blue Foundation visit www.tangaroablue.org. To arrange a beach clean up please contact RIA staff: email@example.com or (08) 9372 9777.