Rottnest Express provide support for our Foundation in multiple ways, including sponsorship of the annual Rottnest Festival of Sail event, promoting us on their website, donating prizes for the annual Rottnest Raffle (on sale soon) and sponsoring our annual Calendar featuring stunning photos that capture the essence of Rottnest.
The Wadjemup Bidi project is a 45km trail network that provides visitor access to Rottnest’s beautiful natural features and cultural history in an environmentally sustainable manner. A major part of the project involves rehabilitation of informal access tracks & previously damaged areas.
On Saturday 7th of May Rottnest Express staff and family members joined forces with Rottnest Foundation members, braving the rain and wind, to plant 1800 seedlings and spread brushing to revegetate damaged dunes and close informal access tracks previously caused by people making their own way to Ricey Beach.
‘Just a quick email to say thanks again for a great day yesterday. Some might have been a bit disappointed by the rain and wind, but personally I thought it was just the ticket to avoid getting sunburned and to stay cool while working.
Apart from the mid-morning downpour (which was a little miserable, I will admit) the occasional drizzle was actually a bit refreshing. Felt really good to be out doing something productive. Can’t wait for the next one.’
Thank you to those Rottnest Express staff and family members, and Foundation members who participated in the day.
The Wadjemup Bidi project is a significant tourism and conservation initiative and we are proud to have Rottnest Express both as a sponsor and now part of our team of volunteers, working together to conserve Rottnest Island.