National Parks and Wildlife Services South Australia (NPWSSA) Limestone Coast staff recently gathered to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Friends of Mount Gambier Area Parks in recognition of the group’s long term service provided to NPWSSA and the community.
A lunchtime event was held at Telfords Scrub Conservation Park, which included the presentation of congratulations letters from the Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs along with 25 year, 20 year and 10 year service certificates and badges.
Limestone Coast National Parks and Wildlife Manager Nick McIntyre attended the event and along with Friends of Mount Gambier Area Parks President Kevin Mott presented certificates and acknowledgements to the group.
‘The Friends of group continues to be active having contributed more than 5000 hours of voluntary work since its inception,’ Nick said.
‘There are four members who have been a part of the group since its inception.
‘A lot of reminiscing occurred over lunch about the many interesting projects completed, successful funding grants and humorous moments experienced.
‘One theme that continues to be as apparent from its formation 25 years ago is the great enjoyment experienced by our Friends volunteers when working outdoors and participating in fulfilling and meaningful NPWSSA work.’