Happy New Year

  The WA Parks Foundation would like to wish all readers a wonderful 2019. The Foundation is thankful to all for the support and help which is assisting the delivery of projects to conserve and improve our parks and to increase our appreciation of the wonderful asset we have in our national parks. We hope …

Park Visitor Numbers Up

A recent report by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions shows that more people are visiting our parks. WA national parks and reserves had 20.39 million visits in 2017–18, with a visitor satisfaction level of 92.5 per cent. In the past 10 years, parks have seen an increase of over 8 million visits, recording …

Welcome aboard, Matilda

Creating and implementing web and social media strategies for promotional purposes is one of the strengths the newest member of the WA Parks Foundation team brings to her role. Matilda Cunningham, appointed as Marketing and Community Engagement Project Officer, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Curtin University, majoring in journalism and screen arts. She …

2019: The Year of More Parks, More Adventures

Is getting outdoors more often one of your new year’s resolutions? Do you enjoy camping? Are you a lover of hiking? If you answered yes to any of these, then a WA Parks Foundation membership is for you. With 100 national parks in Western Australia, there are plenty of parks to add to your outdoor …

New walk trail at Wellington National Park

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has announced that a new world-class walk trail has been opened in Wellington National Park, near Collie, as part of the State Government’s commitment to improve visitor facilities in the Collie-Preston area.  The new 20-kilometre Wiilman Bilya Trail stretches from Wellington Dam north to the Coalfields Highway, winding through …

Fortescue’s Green Team

Fortescue Metals Group’s (Fortescue’s) Green Team initiative provides a unique volunteering opportunity for its workforce to participate in environmental monitoring activities in the Pilbara. Fortescue, a WA Parks Foundation Founding Partner, is committed to safeguarding the environment for future generations. It is focused on protecting biodiversity, managing water resources responsibly, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and …

Lotterywest Support

A substantial funding commitment from Lotterywest will be used to support the ability of the Foundation to deliver projects that encourage more Western Australians to connect with and care for the State’s natural heritage. The grant of $197,856 will be put towards IT equipment, a Customer Relationship Management System, website enhancement and Project Officer costs. …

Best WA Marine Wildlife Interactions for December

Western Australia has many spectacular nature-based activities and wildlife viewing is high on the list. Migration patterns mean that not all wildlife is easily accessible year-round. Just in time for the school holidays, we have compiled a list of the best marine wildlife interaction opportunities for December. Click the links to see the details.   …

Feature National Park – Wooditjup National Park (formerly Bramley)

Surrounding the popular South West town of Margaret River, Wooditjup National Park provides visitors with stunning forest areas as well as a plethora of ways to enjoy the natural environment. The national park is home to a number of native species including western ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus occidentalis), brush- tailed phascogales (Phascogale tapoatafa), quenda (Isoodon obesulus) …

Are you a Foundation Member?

If you love getting out into nature, visiting our national parks and being inspired by their spectacular biodiversity, you will love being a member of the WA Parks Foundation. The Foundation focuses on collaboration to deliver projects that celebrate, promote, protect and enrich our parks so everyone can enjoy them, now and in the future. …