Friends celebrate and reflect on 20 years

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Friends of Southern Eyre Peninsula Parks recently celebrated their 20th anniversary at Boston Bay Winery.

More than 47 Friend’s members and past and present Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula (NREP) staff attended the celebrations.

NREP acting regional manager Jono Clark congratulated the group noting that members have contributed more than 19,000 hours since 2002 and attracted grants and funding of $108,240 since their inception.

“Among their many achievements have been the ongoing maintenance of more than 109 km of walking trails within Lincoln National Park, revegetation of more than 330 ha and the development of a bird brochure and trails brochure.

“The group has also assisted in an ongoing fox baiting program which began in the late 1990’s and continues today.”

Friends of Southern Eyre Peninsula Parks president Jim Egan said members enjoyed working outdoors in Lincoln National Park and the social interaction, as well as the support of NREP staff.

“We tackle weeds and pests, plant trees and enjoy the wildlife, and some members were involved in the recent shorebird surveys,” Mr Egan said.

“The group has attracted more than a dozen awards in the last 20 years including Friends of the Year, Best Wildlife Project and Best Trail award.”

The group has 92 members – many serving for the past 10 years, and some serving for 20 years since the group was formed in 1995.

For more information on the Friends group visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/fosepp or contact president Jim Egan on 86822144 or email eganfam@internode.on.net

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