Founding Partners and Supporters Reception

A reception to celebrate Western Australia’s Parks and thank Founding Partners and Supporters of the WA Parks Foundation was held on 22 March 2018 at Government House. Her Excellency, the Honorable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia acknowledged expressed appreciation to the founding partners and presented framed wildflower prints from historic illustrations by Margaret …

11 Great Forest Adventures on Perth’s Doorstep

There is no better time to start enjoying our natural landscape. In celebration of the UN’s International Day of Forests (21st day of March), we have put together a list of activities you might like to enjoy with your friends and family in some of Perth’s closest and most amazing forests and parks. Mountain Biking …

Feature National Park: Fitzgerald River National Park

With the distinction of being one of only two Biosphere reserves in Western Australia and 14 in Australia, this biodiversity hotspot supports 1,748 identified plant species, which represents almost 20% of the State’s described plant species. There are 75 species that are endemic to the park, a further 48 are seldom found anywhere else and …

Feature Urban Park: Herdsman Lake Regional Park

Herdsman Lake is an extremely important wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain, as it supports a wide diversity of wildlife species, serves as an important bird breeding ground and is a summer refuge for trans-equatorial migratory birds. The natural features of the Herdsman Lake in association with the grassed areas of Maurice Hamer Park and …

What to do in Parks – Snorkel

Measuring an amazing 10,194 kilometres, Western Australia has the longest coastline of any state or territory in Australia. It is little wonder that WA also has some of the best snorkelling spots in the country. WA Marine Parks are great places to snorkel and there are even underwater snorkel trails. Being spoiled for choice, here are some of …

Video: The Mettams Pool Snorkel Trail

Watch this video to journey under the water’s surface to discover what lives just metres from the shore of one of Perth’s most popular beaches – Triggs Beach. Mettams Pool is a good family spot in which you can see a range of marine plant and animal species close to shore. This naturally formed lagoon …

WA Parks Foundation joins forces with Fortescue Metals Group

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The WA Parks Foundation and Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) today announced a new partnership to inspire and help people from all backgrounds to connect back with nature. Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia and Chair of the WA Parks Foundation said just being in nature has many benefits and we …

New partnership kicks off to support WA’s natural treasures

WA Parks Foundation, with the support of founding partner Chevron Australia, are aiming to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support parks across Western Australia. Chevron Australia’s Managing Director Nigel Hearne said the work of the WA Parks Foundation matched the foundation and spirit of Chevron’s values. “The responsible development of resources …

Bibbulmun Track Documentary Premiere

The premiere of a documentary on the Bibbulmun Track is screening in Perth for one night only. Come along on the journey to experience the beauty of the Bibbulmun Track with the people who love it, walk it and care for it. Part proceeds from this event go to the Bibbulmun Track Foundation to help …

Rottnest Island Wadjemup Bidi Walk Trails

Wadjemup Bidi is a series of walk trails on Rottnest Island that provide visitors an opportunity to traverse the Island’s unique landscapes and experience spectacular coastal headlands, stunning inland lakes and natural and man-made attractions along the way. Recently the Governor spent an afternoon walking some of the trails and reflected, “I love Rottnest and …