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Easter a Perfect Time to Visit Local Parks or Reserves


The Easter break provides the perfect opportunity to get out and explore your local park or reserve and participate in the Easter Discovery Ranger Program, the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Brian Wightman, said today.

“I encourage Tasmanians and visitors to the state to get out and about over the next few days and enjoy the parks and reserves near them or to join one of the Easter Discovery Rangers for some fun activities,” Mr Wightman said.

“The rangers will run a range of complimentary activities at some of our national parks and reserves. Activities include guided walks, natural and cultural heritage talks and presentations, and a host of other interpretive activities.

“Keep your eye out for the roving Discovery Rangers. They are always armed with books, puzzles and occasionally a furry creature. Bring your questions and join in the exciting and informative beach games, guided walks, quiz nights and much more.”

This year’s Easter program will target the Tasman and Forestier peninsulas in the south, Bay of Fires Conservation Area on the East Coast, Cradle Mountain in the north and Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area in the North West.

Visitors are encouraged to check the local park’s notice board and community notice boards, or to visit the Parks and Wildlife Service website for more information about the Discovery Rangers this Easter.

Go to www.parks.tas.gov.au and check the story on the home page before following the link.