Insurance provider pledges ongoing support to coastal community volunteers
Club Marine is proud to announce that it will continue its sponsorship agreement with Coastcare, Australia’s largest coastal community volunteer network. The partnership, which began in 2009, reaffirms Club Marine’s commitment to sustaining the natural environment of Australia’s unique coasts and waterways.
Currently, there are over 60,000 active Coastcare volunteers in 2000 Coastcare groups all around the country, tackling problems like dune erosion, storm water pollution, weeds and the protection of native plants and animals.
In its ongoing role as sponsor, Club Marine will support selected Coastcare groups with financial grants and provide insurance cover for the boats that are involved in delivering the projects. Grants will be used by groups to carry out critical coastal projects across Australia. Additionally, Club Marine Magazine will continue to publicise the stories of these unsung heroes of the waterways.
Greg Fisher, Club Marine CEO said he was happy to renew the agreement on behalf of 150,000 Club Marine policyholders. “Coastcare volunteer groups improve the coastal and marine environment right around Australia,” said Fisher. “As boaties, we have benefitted from their efforts, and we are pleased to be in a position to acknowledge them and offer our ongoing support.”
From the ‘Platypus Project’ in the Upper Wimmera River catchment in Western Victoria to the Ningaloo Community Turtle Monitoring Program in WA, Coastcare projects are as diverse as they are widespread. Coastcare volunteers are united by a love of the oceans, beaches and waterways of Australia and a recognition of the importance of maintaining their fragile beauty for future generations.
Australia’s largest provider of pleasure craft insurance, Club Marine has been a major sponsor and active participant in the great Australian marine lifestyle for over 40 years.
“Club Marine has a long tradition of investing a portion of company profits back into the lifestyle from which it was born and on which it depends,’ said Greg Fisher. “And it’s a tradition I am proud to continue.”