In order to manage their Stewardship Agreement and the implementation of the Conservation Plan, SAM recommends that the community seek to form a formal committee of council.
This may take the form of an Environment Committee generally chaired by a member of council with volunteers from the local community making up the remainder of its membership. It has been our experience that such committees often have greater success in raising the profile of the protected areas within the larger community, working with council, thereby increasing public understanding and support over the long-term. Many of these types of groups have found benefits in reserving spots in the group for a younger person or students. By involving local individuals a greater sense of ownership is fostered thereby strengthening the conservation commitment.
If you would like assistance in creating this committee, please contact email@example.com.
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