Do your bit to preserve the beauty of Sale Common this summer

Thursday 17 December, 2020

Visitors to Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve are encouraged to treat the park and its assets with respect, as park rangers prepare for a busy summer period.

Over the past few weeks, vandals have been targeting Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve causing damage to visitor assets and creating safety concerns for the public. Parks Victoria reports that fences are being cut and a fire was started on one of the boardwalks. 

With high visitor numbers expected during the summer months, Parks Victoria’s Authorised Officers will be conducting compliance patrols to enforce environmental protection, so that park visitors can have a safe and enjoyable experience.

People caught doing the wrong thing will face penalties, as their actions are not only damaging to the environment but can put lives at risk.

Although rangers regularly patrol the area, park visitors and neighbours remain an important source of information to manage poor behaviour. Anyone with information about illegal activity is encouraged to call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

Remember to check the Parks Victoria website before you visit, www.parks.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Bridget Grant, Area Chief Ranger, Parks Victoria:

“Parks Victoria is committed to conserving the environment for future generations to enjoy and protect it from threats. It’s disappointing to have to divert our time and resources to deal with vandalism in our parks.

Sale Common is a popular place for family visits, enjoyed by walkers and cyclists and treasured by bird watchers. Parks Victoria needs the community’s help to continue taking care of this much-loved reserve.

We appreciate any information you might have towards finding the culprits of the vandalism and will continue to work with Victoria Police to investigate these issues.” 

 

Media enquiries

Stephanie Zilles

(03) 8427 3466 Mobile: 0498 007 891

stephanie.zilles@parks.vic.gov.au

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