THE Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) is encouraging locals to “help preserve a slice of the Western Port foreshore on Bunurong Country”.
The department has opened nominations for volunteers to join the Crib Point Stony Point Foreshore Reserve management committee.
“This unique opportunity is open to anyone who has an interest in preserving and protecting our stunning coastal foreshores,” DEECA regional director Port Phillip Stephen Chapple said.
The committee was responsible for the day-to-day management, care and protection of the foreshore reserve, caravan park and boat ramp “and plays a vital role in protecting our coast for everyone to enjoy”.
“Being a part of a committee ensures the local community is involved in decision making and a diverse range of voices are heard,” Chapple said.
Volunteers’ skills sought by the department include environmental management; Aboriginal and cultural heritage; business and asset management; human resources; community liaison, education and/or training; committee procedures and administration; legal affairs; financial management/accounting.
Details: call 136 186 or visit deeca.vic.gov.au/boards-and-governance/committees-of-management. Applications close 5pm Wednesday 5 April.