Clean up in Lincoln National Park.

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Clean up in Lincoln National Park.

Internationally acclaimed and locally prized Lincoln National Park will receive some tender loving care from Southern Eyre Friends of Parks and Clean-Up Australia Day volunteers on Sunday, 6 March.

The Lincoln National Park Clean-Up Australia Day activity coincides with Parks Week, a time to reflect on the importance of the state’s Parks.

Friends of Parks member Vicki Gould said it’s a great day out and always encouraging to see people who want to make a difference.

“It does actually make a difference, everyone can make a difference, in the first years we ran this event we had bags and piles of rubbish,” Ms Gould said.

“We’ve written letters, continued to run the clean-up events and worked hard to keep the environment clean and we are slowly seeing results.

“Friends of Parks members always welcome community support and we would love to see individuals, groups and families on the day.

“Those who want to lend a hand can enter through the main entry station to meet the ranger and get registered between 9 and 9:30am, we’ll provide the clean-up bags, protective equipment and a free BBQ lunch.”

Park Ranger Dyson Taverner said that Parks Week is great time to reflect on what we have around us and what we sometimes take for granted.

“Parks are a special place for tourism and the community, it’s great to see volunteers and the public take an interest in looking after natural protected areas for future generations,” Mr Taverner said.

“I encourage anyone that hasn’t been out into the Park for a while, or may have been too busy the last few clean-up events, to make time and come out for it.

“Participants will enjoy being out in the fresh air to unwind and relax.”

All participants registered for the clean-up event will be able to access Lincoln National Park free for the day. For more information please visit: www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep/get-involved/events or contact the Port Lincoln National Resources Centre on 8688 3111.

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