Help recognised: award given to Yanchep National Park volunteers

Yanchep National Park volunteers received an outstanding service award
Yanchep National Park volunteers received an outstanding service award

YANCHEP National Park’s team of volunteer rubbish collectors received an award for outstanding service this month.

The volunteers keep the national park litter-free to minimise the environmental impacts and keep it looking good for visitors.

“In addition, they are advocates for the Department (of Parks and Wildlife) and the public face of the Yanchep National Park Volunteer Association,” volunteer co-ordinator Ciara McIlduff said.

“They are in frequent contact with visitors and are always willing to answer questions, give directions, or provide important information about flora, fauna and local conservation.

“Their frequent presence in the park, excellent local knowledge, willingness to interact with visitors and promoting the department makes members of this dynamic team invaluable.”

Among those recognised were Dave Greig (Clarkson), Dave Little and and Walt Logue (Two Rocks), and Ceridwyn Morgan-Roberts (Yanchep).

Another volunteer, Tom Sharman of Yanchep, also received an outstanding service award for more than 1100 hours contributed since 2005.

Mr Sharman helps with weed control, garden and building maintenance, rubbish collection plus upgrades and maintenance at the golf course.

Mindarie resident Alan Barker received an outstanding service award for 2752 hours over eight years as a Bibbulmun Track volunteer.

Mr Barker volunteers in the office, during the Bibbulmun Track Challenge, does maintenance and fundraises for the track foundation.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob presented 15 outstanding service awards and 10 long service awards to volunteers ahead of International Volunteer Day on December 5.

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