Forest giants setting for dual celebrations

Kerry Sanderson with Dr Syd Shea, former Executive Director, Dept of Conservation and Land Management and initiator of the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk concept and development.

Set within the ancient tingle trees and karri, an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Valley of the Giant Tree Top Walk and the launch of Spring into Parks 2021 was bound to be a success.

It was, attracting many local families, those involved with the inception and construction of the Walk, representatives of environmental groups and others for a day of acknowledgements, reminiscing, information sharing, appreciation of this superb natural environment and entertainment.

The event was hosted by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

The 25th anniversary celebration called for a totally cute cake.

In launching Spring into Parks 2021, our Chair, the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC, CVO said the occasion was an opportunity to celebrate the huge success of the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk and to recognise those who had played a significant part in the planning, development and ongoing management of this conservation and tourism attraction.

In declaring Spring into Parks 2021 open, she said the campaign focused on the benefits of spending time in nature for improved mental health and wellbeing, at the same time highlighting the cultural and environmental significance of the land and promoting the importance of conserving parks for future generations.

Hon Kerry Sanderson AC CVO with Gary Muir (Wow Wilderness Eco Projects)

An event highlight for guests was a wonderful WOW Wilderness Eco cruise exploring parts of the Nornalup Inlet and Frankland River.

Spring into Parks, supported by Lotterywest, runs until October 23. You can find program information and dates here.