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Buy Chocolate Quokkas for Easter & Help Raise Funds for the Rottnest Foundation

Posted on 7 Mar, 2017

Buy Chocolate Quokkas for Easter & Help Raise Funds for the Rottnest Foundation

Why not buy a chocolate quokka for your friends and family this Easter, instead of a chocolate rabbit. Part proceeds from each chocolate quokka sold goes to the Rottnest Foundation to help us promote community awareness, research and conservation of WA’s unique quokka population.     ‘Chokka the Quokka’ is packaged in a beautiful cylindrical box and can be bought from all Margaret River Chocolate Company stores located at the following addresses> Swan Valley- 5123 West Swan Road, West Swan WA 6055 Margaret River- 415 Harman’s Mill Rd, Metricup WA 6280 Perth City- 317 Murray Street,...

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Rottnest Express Sponsorship Achievements 2016

Posted on 2 Mar, 2017

Rottnest Express Sponsorship Achievements 2016

A big shout out to Rottnest Express for their ongoing support of our passionate volunteers, who are helping to conserve Rottnest Island for future generations. Every year Rottnest Express sponsor up to 500 ferry fares for volunteers to come to the Island and help conduct revegetation tasks such as plant propagation, tree guard maintenance, tree planting, sand dune stabilisation and sea spurge weeding. In 2016, Rottnest Express sponsored 390 ferry fares which enabled volunteers from Conservation Volunteers Australia, Rottnest Society, Venturer Scouts and our Foundation to participate...

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Waiting with baited breath: Food news with Rob Broadfield

Posted on 16 Feb, 2017

Waiting with baited breath: Food news with Rob Broadfield

Rottnest Foundation’s partnership with the Margaret River Chocolate Company in raising funds to support quokka conservation and research in WA is mentioned in this article by Rob Broadfield. Article in The West Australian, 16 Feb 17     https://thewest.com.au/lifestyle/rob-broadfield/waiting-with-baited-breath-food-news-with-rob-broadfield-ng-b88384552z

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ACNC Registered Charity Tick

Posted on 10 Feb, 2017

ACNC Registered Charity Tick

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has created the new Tick of Charity Registration (Registered Charity Tick) to help charities show the public that they are registered with the ACNC. The Registered Charity Tick is intended to help the public instantly identify a registered charity, and encourage them to visit the Charity Register listing. The Rottnest Foundation have been granted use of the tick. Details of the Rottnest Foundation can be found on the ACNC website, located by clicking the link below>...

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Article- ‘Strong Cultural Connections’- The West Australian- 2 February 2017

Posted on 10 Feb, 2017

Article- ‘Strong Cultural Connections’- The West Australian- 2 February 2017

The article ‘Strong Cultural Connections’ was written by Marnie McKimmie and was first published in The West Australian newspaper on 8th November 2016. It was republished online on the 2nd of February 2017. Marnie McKimmie made a $160 donation to the Rottnest Foundation, which will contribute towards the Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground Conservation Project. A sincere thank you to Marnie from the Rottnest Foundation. To read the article visit either one of the links below: https://thewest.com.au/lifestyle/kids/strong-cultural-connections-ng-b88374866z Strong Cultural Connections  ...

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Rottnest Foundation London Chapter

Posted on 10 Feb, 2017

Rottnest Foundation London Chapter

The London Chapter of the Rottnest Foundation has been resurrected, headed by Sandy Barblett, son of Pat Barblett A.M. who is Founder of the Rottnest  Foundation  and current Vice Chair. Some of the London Chapter members were in Perth over the 2016 Christmas break. Jeff, Rosie and Pat met them over on Rottnest on Thursday 22nd December to provide an update on current Rottnest Foundation projects. The day included a tour of the Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground with Ezra Jacobs (RIA Aboriginal Heritage Officer), followed by a car tour of the Wadjemup Bidi (walk trail) highlights. The London...

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