TURTLE SEASON: Mon Repos rangers Cathy Gatley and Shane O'Connor are encouraging you to join them at a family fun day this weekend ahead of turtle season. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
TURTLE SEASON: Mon Repos rangers Cathy Gatley and Shane O'Connor are encouraging you to join them at a family fun day this weekend ahead of turtle season. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

A turt-ally fun day for families at Mon Repos

THE countdown to the start of the turtle season is on and to mark the occasion Mon Repos is welcoming families to find out what's new and what's happening.

Turtle tours start on November 9 and Mon Repos ranger-in-charge Cathy Gatley said everyone was welcome to take the opportunity to enjoy a sausage sizzle, ranger-guided bike tours or plant their own tree to help revegetate the area.

"People can bring along their own bikes and join a guided tour," she said.

"We've done quire a few improvements through the Master Plan and we've been busy with revegetation throughout the park and new signage.

"People can help by planting a tree and they can put their name tag on that tree. Then that tree will grow and help us with our Cut the Glow campaign to keep the beach as dark as possible.

Ms Gatley said she would also encourage locals to consider booking a tour from November 9, before the busy holiday period.

"We're excited that any time now we could get our first turtle up on the beach, usually we do get our first turtle from mid-October onwards," she said.

To be part of the fun day, head to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre this Sunday from 10am to 2pm.



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