A Day in the Park: new ClimateWatch trail experience

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Whilst the final school term for 2023 has commenced, many school children will be thinking about 'A Day in the Park', with hundreds of local families spending the day out it the beautiful landscape of the Valley Lakes/Ketla Malpi Conservation Park over the recent school holidays.

Whilst the final school term for 2023 has commenced, many school children will be thinking about 'A Day in the Park', with hundreds of local families spending the day out it the beautiful landscape of the Valley Lakes/Ketla Malpi Conservation Park over the recent school holidays.

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board in collaboration with the City of Mount Gambier organised the community event to launch the new ClimateWatch Trail located in the Conservation Park. It is only the second ClimateWatch Trail to be established in South Australia.

General Manager of the Limestone Coast Landscape Board and City of Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin has the pleasure of opening the trail and encourage the local community to enjoy the natural beauty of the Valley Lakes /Ketla Malpi.

"Everyone who walks the trail can record their observations on the ClimateWatch App. The trail encourages people to enjoy nature, and help build a picture of the landscape over the seasons from year to year in response to changing climatic conditions," Steve said.

Mayor Martin commented, "The City of Mount Gambier is pleased to collaborate with the Limestone Coast Landscape Board to host this trail at one of the most iconic sites Mount Gambier has to offer. It is another great activity for the Limestone Coast residents and visitors."

"Valley Lakes/Ketla Malpi Conservation Park volunteers and council staff have put a lot of hard work into making the area an attractive location, full of indigenious plants and animals. I encourage residents to download the ClimateWatch App and get walking along the trail with friends and family," said Mayor Martin.

" It is my hope that the ClimateWatch trail will encourage locals and visitors to spend more time in nature, get to know our native plans and animals a little better, and benefit from all the positive aspects that spending time in nature brings."

Be sure to make a visit to the Valley Lakes/Ketla Malpi Conservation Park soon.

Follow the trail and enjoy all that nature has to offer!

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