The parks and wildlife on Eastern Eyre will enjoy increased protection with the appointment of a warden based in Whyalla.
Natural Resources Officer Kate Brocklehurst said having a warden located in the district will assist in responding to public enquiries and local issues, including information on using national parks over the school holiday period.
“There is also lots of information on the Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula website to assist the community, such as applying for a native species permit, notification of park closures and fire bans,” she said.
“Our new warden will be able add to our existing services and provide additional customer services.”
Ms Brocklehurst said the school holidays was a great time to explore local national parks.
“There are always some important information to check before you uses parks, including fire restrictions as summer approaches and where you can camp and we are happy to help out with any queries.”
Ms Brocklehurst also reminded Whyalla residents that as part of Nature Play SA week, entrance fees will be waived in key parks across the state this week.
“There has never been a better time to explore our beautiful environment," she said.