Coastal work has its rewards

Protecting a rare native orchid, working with passionate volunteers and creating habitat for the endangered Rufous Bristle-bird are among the rewards for a group working to protect Victoria’s coast for almost 25 years.

Established formally in 1994 as the first of the Victorian Government coast action groups, Jan Juc Coast Action formed part of the federal Coastcare program, then eventually Landcare. As the Jan Juc Coast Action the group was able to access project funding such as Landcare grants.

Founding member Ian Edwards said practical benefits flow from networking and talking about common problems and solutions. And there were morale benefits from finding other groups facing similar problems and finding solutions.

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