We are lucky to call such a unique natural environment in the Northern Agricultural Region, home.
National Parks are a big part of our lives and a playground for the thousands of native flora and fauna within the region.
Last week saw the official launch of the WA Parks Foundation, with help from the community, corporate sector and peak organisations, including many respected members of the environmental community who have expressed a love for WA’s unique parks.
WA Parks Foundation is an initiative that focuses on collaboration to deliver projects that celebrate, promote, protect and enrich our WA Parks so everyone can enjoy them.
The foundation brings together a group of people who are passionate about the natural environment and want to see our parks enjoyed, preserved and most importantly, protected.
Their aim is to work with outdoor recreational and environmental groups as well as the existing community to promote the benefit of spending time in parks, and to raise money for programs and projects that otherwise would not be possible.
At the foundation’s launch at Government House recently, NACC CEO Richard McLellan was also named one of the new WA Parks Ambassadors.
NACC’s board chair Jill Wilson said National Parks provided the opportunity to experience nature in an unspoilt environment.
“Our National Parks are very special places,” she said.
“They protect our wonderful flora, fauna and geology and also give us all an opportunity to enjoy nature in an unspoilt environment. They also provide many ecosystem services that we too often take for granted.
Our region is a biodiversity hotspot and we have many wonderful parks in the NACC region, some like Lesueur, Nambung and Kalbarri are very well known but there are many others that are worth exploring including Coalseam near Mingenew, Jurien Marine Park, or the little known Alexander Morrison park east of Warradarge.”
Visit the WA Parks Foundation website to learn more about the new initiative or to see the list of Ambassadors.
To find a national park near you or for more general information about national parks, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s Explore Parks WA website.