As Patron of the WA Parks Foundation, the Governor hosted a reception to thank its members and supporters for working to protect our State’s precious national parks and conservation areas.
Founded in October 2016 by then Governor the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, the WA Parks Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation and is the official charity partner of Western Australia’s national parks, State forests, conservation, nature and marine reserves.
The WA Parks Foundation believe that by connecting people to nature, we will improve well being, environmental outcomes and preserve our unique landscape for future generations.
The Foundation is delivering and progressing a number of projects with the support of its partners and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) to ensure our unique landscape is cared for.
- Capacity building with the support of founding partner Wesfarmers.
- Launching Spring into Parks in September to get people into our Parks – the program comprised a calendar of 194 events and activities across 86 park locations in WA, as well as a 30-day nature challenge.
- Delivering a series of ‘Smart Park’ maps to make it easier and safer to navigate around WA’s most popular parks, the first of which was Karijini National Park launched in September.
- With the support of Chevron, the Foundation are also delivering a nature playground, a universal access BBQ and interpretive signage at the historic Swan View Tunnel at John Forrest National Park.