Aunty Marie Taylor Welcomed community members to Country, sharing her stories and the significance of the land, taking special consideration in remembering the elders, past, present and emerging.
Adam Peck, Rehabilitating Roe 8 Project Manager introduced the state-funded, community driven project and the progress so far. There have been many highlights and achievements over the past five years with annual community events, planting, weeding and much more!
There was a range of community stalls and activities to enjoy with insect interactions, DIY bee hotels, face painting, weed identification, turtle tracker and bird information. Coffees and catering were open to everyone, native seedlings and Tuart tree give aways, as well as a lucky family that received a turtle book “Wally’s Way Home” during the City of Cockburn’s prize draw.
Over 70 people came through the doors including City of Cockburn’s Mayor Logan Howlett, councillor Philip Eva, Fremantle Mayor Hannah Fitzhardinge and many local residents that reconnected and remembered their time together years ago during No Roe 8 protests.
Community stall holders included:
- Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE)
- BirdLife Australia
- City of Cockburn
- Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor (CCWC)
- Coolbellup Community Association (CCA)
- Eco Action
- Perth NRM
- Rehabilitating Roe 8
- Wildflower Society
A special thank you to local Yebp Cafe in Coolbellup for catering the event, Little Bull Espresso for providing the barista coffee and hot chocolates, and Go2Cup for the reusable coffee cups and plates preventing waste going to landfill.
Rehabilitating Roe 8 Community Open Day. Location: Len Packham Hall. Date: 2 July 2022. Photo credit (all images above): Christine Athanassiou