The WA Parks Foundation and Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) today announced a new partnership to inspire and help people from all backgrounds to connect back with nature.
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia and Chair of the WA Parks Foundation said just being in nature has many benefits and we can all gain both physically and mentally from connecting with our natural environment.
“In partnering with Fortescue, we are able to increase awareness about our unique natural environment and provide information to help people enjoy and appreciate parks, now and into the future,” Her Excellency said.
Fortescue Metals Group Chief Operating Officer, Greg Lilleyman said that encouraging participation and creating a sense of involvement are fundamental to building strong and vibrant communities.
“Fortescue is committed to safeguarding the environment and protecting biodiversity for future generations to ensure that all of the communities we work with benefit from our growth and development. Initiatives such as this long-term investment in the WA Parks Foundation will help better connect the community to the 31 million hectares of conservation estate here in WA,” he said.
Her Excellency added, “Uniting the community through a shared love for our WA parks helps to protect and conserve them for our physical and mental health.
“There is always more to be done to celebrate, promote, protect and enrich our parks, and working together with Fortescue, we believe we can make a real difference in ensuring parks will be enjoyed by the many generations to come.”