Go Wild this September and Spring into Parks

National parks and reserves across Western Australia will be showcased in the WA Parks Foundation’s Spring into Parks campaign.

This initiative, now in its fifth year, focuses on the benefits of spending time in nature for improved mental health and wellbeing.

It also promotes WA’s incredible biodiversity, the importance of conserving our magnificent parks and reserves for present and future generations and the cultural significance of these areas.

“The Spring into Parks program the Foundation has put together in partnership with community groups is a special opportunity for people to reset, reboot and recharge,” said the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC CVO, WA Parks Foundation Chair.

“Spring into Parks celebrates our spectacular wilderness and access to nature through a diverse range of events and activities – from forest bathing to stargazing, hut building to flag making, and nature journaling”, said Mrs Sanderson.

Another element of the program is a Memorable Moments in Nature photo competition launching October 1.

Lovely Honey Possum taken in Fitzgerald River National Park by Carol Strang, Winner of the Memorable Moments in Nature photographic competition, as part of Spring into Parks 2022.

“Magical moments are made when you ‘wander out yonder’. There are hidden corners to find, secret places to explore, unique plants and animals to spot, with always more to discover.”

“It is wonderful to capture a moment in time when the light is just right and the scene is perfect. It becomes a precious memento of an outdoor experience,” said Mrs Sanderson.

Linking with government, tourism and community-based organisations, Spring into Parks has previously featured more than 800 activities, across 200 parks and attractions state-wide.

The 2023 campaign will run from September to November. Visit ourwaparks.org.au for all the details.

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Spring into Parks with the WA Parks Foundation. Photo credit: Tourism WA, The Hike Collective, WA Gould League, & Dabungool Cultural Events.