Whilst a small family of quokkas enjoyed the intermittent sunshine, the Foundation crew donned their gloves and tools and planted up to 1,500 seedlings around the foreshore of Garden Lake, whilst a couple of members (Mike & Mike) were out on the reserve, removing tree guards from plantings that were done in previous years. The seedlings are all propagated on the Island at the Rottnest Nursery, which has seen an increase in the overall survival rate of the plants. The species included salt-bush and three types of samphire, which are suited to the high levels of salt water common to the inland lakes of Rottnest.
The Rottnest Foundation is allocated two volunteering days on the Island where members are invited to participate in revegetation plantings and beach clean-ups. The next volunteer day is scheduled for Saturday 3 August.
If you love Rottnest and would like to support the Foundation in our role in ‘Conserving the essence of Rottnest’, join the Foundation and come along to our volunteer days.
Membership is now open https://www.rottnestfoundation.org.au/get-involved/become-a-member/