Parks Week is a celebration of our parks.
Visitors can enjoy a range of free family activities across South Australia’s national parks and reserves from Sunday March 8 to Sunday March 15. Park entry will be free on 15 March for all parks on the Eyre Peninsula.
Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Ranger in Charge Ron Saers is encouraging visitors to experience the special qualities of Eyre Peninsula’s local parks including the outstanding scenery and landscape, along with the sense of wildness and remoteness.
“Parks Week is a time to reflect on parks’ importance to wildlife and the countless opportunities that parks provide for outdoor recreation and adventure,” Mr Saers said.
“We like to see visitors experience their natural surroundings. Enjoy the physical, mental and social benefits of visiting the park, whatever your age. Our parks have something for everyone.”
Natural Resources EP is inviting people to two events in Lincoln National Park next week. On Sunday 8 March people are welcome to call past the Lincoln National Park entry station and say hello to the Friends of Park Volunteers who are holding an information table from 10:00am until midday.
Also on Sunday 8 March members of the public can join a guided walk to learn more about native plants. Meet guide leader Ian Abbott at 10:30am in the Stamford Hill picnic area, Lincoln National Park (walk is approximately 1 hour).
Ian’s botanical knowledge is highly valued and he is a long serving Friends of Park Volunteer and Citizen Scientist. He recently donated a huge scientific collection of plants (Herbaria) to the people of Eyre Peninsula.
From Monday 9 March until the end of April the Port Lincoln Library will host the Marine and Terrestrial Parks Mini Museum and the ‘Blast from the Past’ historic photo display of Eyre Peninsula Parks and Park Rangers.
Teachers are invited to book their classes into one of five interactive presentations at the Port Lincoln Library for school groups, themed around ‘Life as a Park Ranger’ and ‘Wonders of the coast and ocean’.
Book quickly to avoid disappointment. For more information at: www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep/get-involved/events/Parks_Week_2015