THE Coffs Harbour region is bursting with areas of outstanding beauty and interest and, thanks to a grant from the NSW Environmental Trust, visitors and residents have been given the opportunity to learn more about them.
A scheme called Coffs Ambassadors Volunteer Interpretive Tours Program will have volunteers acting as guides who will take visitors and residents to places of interest to share their knowledge of our local environment, culture and history.
The Program will be run with the help of a number of project partners including National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Discovery Rangers, Solitary Islands Marine Park Authority, Friends of the Botanic Garden and Regional Landcare.
Under the scheme, community volunteers will select, design and run interpretive tours for residents and tourists.
An integral part of the Program is a mentor-buddy system that will be supported by the NPWS Discovery Rangers. Participants will be offered a range of opportunities to build their skills and become actively involved in ongoing environmental protection. All volunteers will undertake a full training program in the design and delivery of interpretive tours.