In 2016, Corangamite CMA formed a new partnership with Surfing Victoria with the aim of encouraging surfers involvement in conservation. They established a number of new initiatives to encourage the involvement of the surfing community in environmental projects. By working together Surfing Victoria and Corangamite CMA can reach their common goals and values of increasing local participation in both surfing and natural resource management.
One of the projects implemented is the CCMA’s direct sponsorship of the Junior Category of the 2017 Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles. Thereby, improving Indigenous youth connection and recognition.
The CCMA support a number of community environmental groups along the coast. If you’re involved in conservation then check with the CCMA what funding opportunities might be available to you. If you’re not involved in conservation but realise after watching this that you should be, then it might be a good idea to join your Landcare or Coastcare action group.