Park Friends 4: Getting Involved

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In Program 4, we begin to look more closely at some of the people who work in our Conservation Parks. One contributor speaks about the joys of bird-watching early on Sunday mornings with fellow bird watchers. Another volunteer talks about the skills needed to collect weeds for the State Herbarium. We also hear from the Volunteer Program Coordinator with the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board about volunteering, and the role of Natural Resource Management Boards in facilitating and supporting the work of park volunteers.

Contributors
Amelia Hurren, Cape Borda to Barossa Naturelink Coordinator, Department for Environment and Natural Resources
Reg Clark, Friends of Black Hill and Morialta Inc.
Liz Millington, Volunteer Program Coordinator, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board

Volunteers removing nasturtiums in Fourth Creek, Morialta Park

Thinkabout Talkabout

  • How does bird-watching benefit those responsible for the management of parks in South Australia?
  • What is Twiggy Mullein and where does it occur? 
  • Why would the collection of Twiggy Mullein samples be important for the State Herbarium?
  • The magnitude of the tasks in managing our parks can seem daunting. How do we as a society involve the wider community in contributing to preserving our natural environment?
Related Resources
Search online for further information about Twiggy Mullein
Check on the website of the Department for Environment and Natural Resources for information about South Australia’s State Herbarium.

Blackberries at Horsnells Gully