Clean up for nature and tourism

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Community members are welcome to Friends of Southern Eyre Parks eighty annual Clean up Australia Day in Lincoln National Park on Sunday 4 March. Friends of Parks member Jim Egan said we are always keen to provide local people with a way to connect with our beautiful Park.

Community members are welcome to Friends of Southern Eyre Parks eighth annual Clean up Australia Day in Lincoln National Park on Sunday 4 March.

Friends of Parks member Jim Egan said we are always keen to provide local people with a way to connect with our beautiful Park.

“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 9:00am and 9:30am, we’ll provide the clean-up bags and a free BBQ lunch,” Jim said.

“Last year 23 bags of rubbish were collected and over the years we’ve been impressed by the work the fishing industry has done reducing waste and with beach cleanups. There is still more work to be done however, particularly in relation to rubbish from campers and fishers. I see the work that our group does with these clean ups as essentional from tourism and the environment,” Jim said.

Ranger in Charge Ron Saers said the Friends of Southern Eyre Parks is a very active and friendly group who are passionate about caring for the park and helping people conntect with nature.

“I find many people and community groups are trying to seeking out new ways they can help make a difference to the local environment. 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. Enjoy being out in the fresh air with plenty of time to relax, unwind and socialise with volunteers and Rangers”, Ron said.

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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