Spring into Parks 30 Day reBoot

How to Spring into Parks:

As the global effort to combat COVID-19 and its impacts continues, there has never been a more important time to focus on our mental health and wellbeing.

Partnering with government, industry and community, the WA Parks Foundation is highlighting the importance of spending time in nature with Spring into Parks 30-Day Reboot.

This initiative, made possible through the support of Chevron Australia, begins on June 1. It will continue throughout the month with an engaging and wide-ranging program combining on-line information resources with community-based nature-related activities. The initiative is targeting youth, families and professionals.

WA Parks Foundation Chair, Hon Kerry Sanderson AC CVO said the State’s parks were vitally important to people’s health and wellbeing, to regional economies and our sense of place.

“As more people find ways to use and appreciate our parks, they will discover the significant benefits to physical and mental health that come from spending time in nature,” she said.

“The mind-body benefits we gain from interacting with the natural environment have been demonstrated in a wealth of scientific studies throughout the world.

“As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the 30-Day Reboot will provide safe and simple ways to connect with our beautiful natural surrounds, whether in your own backyard, or at your local or national park.”

Chevron Australia General Manager Corporate Affairs, Kate Callaghan, said Chevron Australia was proud to support the Spring into Parks 30 Day Reboot.

“Chevron Australia is committed to promoting healthier communities and is pleased to have a role in creating opportunities for the community to appreciate and enjoy the many benefits of connecting with the State’s unique environment,” she said.

Other partnering organisations in the WA Parks Foundation Spring into Parks 30 Day Reboot are the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Youth Focus, Educated by Nature, The Hike Collective and the Wirrpanda Foundation.

Visit ourwaparks.org.au/30dayreboot for all the details.

Picture: Hiking the Bibbulmun Track | Credit: Bibbulmun Track Foundation

Picture: Serpentine National Park | Credit: Parks and Wildlife Service, DBCA