Whether you are looking to start your own Coastcare group to protect and manage your local coastal or marine environment, or need help promoting your group’s activities, we’ve got you covered.
After all, without your passion and enthusiasm to help the community and enrich our precious land and water resources, we wouldn’t have the impact we do.
We want to make your job as easy as possible.
Starting your own Coastcare Group
If you want to make a hands-on difference to your community but can’t find a Coastcare group to join in your area, or one that suits your passion for a particular type of project, you can start one of your own.
Using our New Group Starter Kit as a step-by-step guide, it’s quite simple.
It’s packed with information about getting other volunteers on-board, setting up your committee, formal requirements like registering your group, applying for funding, managing your grant money and more. There are tips on how to maintain your group as well.
Of course, you might prefer to do things slightly differently and that’s okay too. The kit is a general guide if you want to use it.
Promoting your Coastcare Group’s Activities
Looking professional and sending a clear message is very important when you organise your event or promotion, especially when you would like volunteers or local business to get involved.
Landcare Australia has developed free group resources to help you with this including; editable templates where you can change the titles, field names and insert your own logo (where the space is provided), logos, posters, flyers, bumper stickers and email signatures.
Occasionally there are templates developed specifically for promoting national campaigns like Coastcare Week, but for a local event, use the templates and resources we’ve listed below.
Using the Coastcare Logo
There are rules that govern the use of the Coastcare logo, and Landcare Australia owns and carefully manages this area. As you can imagine, the Coastcare (and Landcare and Junior Landcare) logos and branding are easily recognised community brands and have a high reputation to uphold. As such, Landcare Australia restricts the use of the logo.
As a Coastcare group however, you may be able to use the logo in your promotional materials. You can also request your own Coastcare group logo incorporating your group name once your group is registered on the National Landcare Directory.
If you get approval from Landcare Australia to use the Coastcare logo, make sure you follow the logo style guide.
All queries regarding the use of the Coastcare logo should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org