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25 Years Of Coastcare

25 Years Of Coastcare

Coastcare Victoria Celebrating 25 Year Milestone

Coastcare Victoria is celebrating 25 years of supporting thousands of volunteers in protecting and enhancing Victoria’s vast coastline.

As a Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) program, Coastcare Victoria has connected thousands of people with Victoria's 2,000 kilometre coastline every year and provides them with opportunities to help protect coasts and marine environments.

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The initiative was launched in 1994 and was an Australian first in terms of supporting it's coastal volunteers.

Several events are taking place across the state, celebrating the milestone with volunteers and reflecting on local achievements.

Volunteers care for coasts and marine environments through a vast range of activities including on-ground works, research, and community education programs.

Coastcare Victoria supports volunteers and activities through grant funding, volunteer training, assistance with project requirements and facilitating connections amongst coastal networks.

By looking after precious coastal assets, Coastcare Victoria volunteers are also protecting more than 12,000 plant and animal species within diverse ecosystems along the state’s coastline. Many of these species are not found anywhere else in the word.

Coastcare and volunteers also deliver the high-profile education program Summer by the Sea, which offers hundreds of free activities every January, giving thousands of participants the chance to explore and learn about Victoria’s unique coastal and marine environments.

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