Friends and Volunteers ready to lend a hand
Tuesday 26 November, 2013
Parks Victoria hosted a barbecue this week to thank the large number of Friends and Volunteer groups for the significant contributions they have made in assisting Latrobe and Central Gippsland park management area during 2013.
Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge Andy Gillham highlighted that there are 11 formal groups operating within the Latrobe area alone. Our friends groups contribute to some 10,000 volunteer hours to conservation programs in our parks. We are extremely lucky to have such a range of dedicated community groups to work with.
"A barbecue is just a small way of us showing our appreciation and to acknowledge the enormous effort and contribution the following groups have made to the health and aesthetics of our parks and reserves-
• Friends of Baw Baw National Park
• Friends of Morwell National Park
• Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park
• Friends of Mt Worth State Park
• Friends of Tyers Park
• Mt St Gwinear Ski Patrol
• Friends of Lyrebird Forest Walk
• Friends of Crossover Regional Park
• Friends of Glen Nayook
• Friends of Traralgon South Flora & Fauna Reserve
"The activities the groups engage in are quite varied ranging from tree plantings, clearing of tracks, working in the visitor centres or assisting in the development of new walking tracks".
"We are extremely grateful for their tireless support and involvement with our ongoing park management activities, which supports us to deliver healthy parks for healthier communities", concluded Mr Gillham.
For further information, please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
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