Posts made in June, 2015

New Ride-on Mower to Maintain the Wadjemup Bidi!

Posted on 5 Jun, 2015

New Ride-on Mower to Maintain the Wadjemup Bidi!

During Rottnest Foundation’s site visit to see Wadjemup Bidi developments at the Rottnest Foundation AGM held on the 19th October 2014, Eilidh Graham (Rottnest Island Authority Wadjemup Bidi Co-coordinator) explained how time consuming & inefficient it was to maintain the trail with the existing RIA equipment being a push mower and whipper-snipper. Our members at the AGM put forward a suggestion to spend some of our funding to purchase a ride-on mower for the purpose of maintaining the walk trail, to improve efficiency and reduce costs associated with maintenance for the project. This suggestion was unanimously endorsed by the Rottnest Foundation Board. A ride-on mower was purchased in January, from the Power Equipment Centre in Welshpool, who kindly included a free set of blades, 5L of engine oil and free picks up/drop off to the barge for service, as an added contribution due to our valued work as a volunteer organisation. The mower was donated to the RIA as a gift from our...

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Rottnest Festival of Sail Twilight Event 2015

Posted on 5 Jun, 2015

Rottnest Festival of Sail Twilight Event 2015

For the first time in Rottnest Festival of Sail’s history a Twilight Event was held at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club on Wednesday 1st April following the weekend of Sailing. Everyone who participated in the Festival and all Rottnest Foundation members were invited. The prizes from the Festival of Sail held Weekend 28th & 29th 2015 March were handed out and speeches were given by the Rottnest Foundation Chairman Jeff King, Chairman of the FoS Committee Gordon Blaauw and the Honorary Member for Cottesloe, Colin Barnett. Everyone reminisced about the Festival, while enjoying a meal down by the river. It was a fun evening and the initiative will certainly be repeated following the 2016 Festival of Sail Event....

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