27 Mar 2014 - Elizabeth Fowler
Up to 900 Scouts
will be bushwalking and camping among the pines in Newnes State
Forest near Lithgow over the Easter weekend.
Forestry Corporation of NSW's Fire & Stewardship Supervisor
Klootwijk encouraged other forest users to plan
ahead to ensure an enjoyable visit.
"Newnes will be transformed into a forest of smiling Scouts
this Easter long weekend, with 900 Scouts, 600 staff and 250 vehicles setting
up among the pines from 18-21 April," Ms Klootwijk said.
"This is a major event involving Scouts from throughout NSW who
will be setting up camp in four designated campsites around Glowworm Tunnel
Road and a headquarters on Camp Road.
"Other campers, picnickers and visitors will still be able
to use the forest and access the Glowworm Tunnel, but there will be some areas
where access is restricted and there will be large numbers of people in some
areas of the forest.
"If you're planning to come down to Newnes this Easter, as
the Scouts would say, be prepared.
"Please pay attention to all signage and
information in the forest and for more information to help you plan your trip, contact
Forestry Corporation of NSW's regional office on 6331 2044."
Media contact: Elizabeth Fowler 9407 4265 / 0408 779 903