Foreshore Working Bee
Sunday 24th September
The next Foreshore Working Bee has been scheduled for Sunday, 24th September commencing from 9.30am to 11am. It is a requirement of our foreshore lease that the Yacht Club contribute 40 man hours towards foreshore working bees each year. Every hour worked by our members counts towards this total and we're nearly there!
Please meet at the gate located at the end of Cliff Road and bring gloves, shovels and wheelbarrows if you can. Then stick around for a social morning tea which is to be provided at the end of the working bee.
(NB. Working bee buyout only covers MYC working bees, it does not cover Foreshore Working Bees).
Foreshore Committee Detail
The Merricks Beach Foreshore Committee of Management is responsible for the management of the beach and foreshore reserve. The foreshore reserve is approximately 5 km long and stretches from the eastern end of cliff road to a point about 200 m from East Creek at Point Leo. The members of the committee are appointed by the state government and work with officers from the Department of the Environment and Primary Industries. They work among other things to manage coastal crown land and build assets on behalf of the state and balance user needs with the need to protect the environment.
Examples of recent projects are control of aggressive weeds on the foreshore reserve, construction and maintenance of beach access paths, weed removal and revegatation of areas of the reserve.
The committee is not funded by government and relies on locals signing on for the regular beach cleanups which are advertised in the village and which draw a fee per person, as well as other grants and donations.
They hold regular working bees and encourage residents to actively participate in the management of the reserve and enjoy getting to know their neighbours.
The Committee has undertaken significant research to document the local species of flora and fauna.
Their documents can be found under üseful Information "- Flora and Fauna section of our website.