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Celebrate Parks Week 2016 in St. George

By Louise Morrin

Summer may be over, but now is a great time to experience the great outdoors in St. George. Running from 5 to 13 March, Parks Week 2016 is a week-long celebration of nature on both sides of the Tasman. Those with property in St. George will have plenty of opportunities to get into the wilderness on their own or with official Parks Week events.

Get healthy by getting out

According to a report by Healthy Parks Healthy People, living near quality parks leads to more outdoor physical activity and better physical and mental well-being. This is good news for St. George residents, who have a number of parks in the area including Scarborough Park, Carss Bush Park and Georges River National Park just a short walk or drive away.

The report also found that parks in cities help to build a sense of community and bring neighbours closer together.

While the parks around St. George provide plenty of opportunity for recreation and relaxation year round, they will also be home to some exciting Parks Week events.

Parks Week events in St. George

Farewell Botany Bay Shorebirds

On 13 March, bird watchers can come down to Scott Park on Botany Bay to watch the yearly migration of some 5million shorebirds down south to the Arctic for breeding season.

The bird-watching event and breakfast will have experts on hand to share their knowledge about the shorebirds of Botany Bay.

Landing Lights Wetland tour

Wetland ecosystem are unfortunately fragile, and the Landing Lights is one of the only saltwater ones left on the Cooks River. Come learn about the wetlands, at-risk flora and the migratory birds – some from Russia – that call the area home during the summer.

There will be a breakfast, a session about native plants in the area and a tour led by Robert Parkinson, the supervisor of vegetation restoration efforts in the area.

Looking for greener pastures? Contact Ray White Carlton to buy property in St. George today!

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