The Merricks Beach Foreshore Committee of Management is responsible for the management of the beach and foreshore reserve. The Foreshore Reserve is approximately 5km long and stretches from the eastern end of Cliff Road to a point about 200m 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 Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA)(previously the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP)). They work to manage coastal crown land and build assets on behalf of the state, balancing user needs together 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 revegetation of areas of the Reserve. The committee is not funded by government and relies on local volunteers signing on for the regular beach cleanups, as well as grants and donations. Regular working bees encourage residents to participate in the management of the Reserve. The Committee has undertaken significant research to document the local species of flora and fauna. Documents can be found under the “Useful Information – General – Flora and Fauna” section of this website. Chair of the committee is Prof. Nick Williams and the other members Richard Walls, Frazer Thorpe, James Wilson, Artemisia Kousis and Philippa Ransome. The committee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and details of working bees and other activities are available on Facebook and Instagram.