AFCD launches "Joy" Us Hiking series (with photos)
To enhance the fun of hiking in country parks for the public, the AFCD has specially selected six hiking routes which are impressive in different ways in the country parks in Hong Kong. A total of six "Joy" Us Hiking activities will be held along these routes from October to December this year. In addition to admiring the fascinating natural scenery along the way, participants can learn more about the ecology, history and culture of country parks through programmes like on-site interpretation by eco-tour guides, game booths and photo exhibitions.
Officiating at the launch ceremony, the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, said that country parks are precious assets of Hong Kong for all to experience and enjoy. He advised the public to go hiking with companions and protect the environment. He also urged hikers to minimise the use of disposable items, be committed to reducing waste at source, and take their litter home.
Apart from the hiking event held at Tai Tam Country Park today, the dates and locations of the coming "Joy" Us Hiking events are as follows:
|October 22||Plover Cove Country Park|
|November 5||Tai Lam Country Park|
|November 19||Lantau South Country Park|
|December 3||Shing Mun Country Park|
|December 17||Sai Kung East Country Park|
Furthermore, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the country parks, the AFCD has invited representatives from different sectors of the community to share their personal stories on and genuine feelings towards country parks through 40 videos in the ''In the Country Parks" series. Some of the videos have been uploaded to the following website, which will be updated from time to time: www.facebook.com/pg/countryparkseducationprogammes.
The AFCD has been organising a variety of interesting celebration events since April 2017. These include Excursion with Experts, Plantation Enrichment Project, Trail Maintenance Workshop, "Trees Are Good" Fun Day, Go Green Family Camping, Tai Tong Fun Carnival, roving exhibitions and seminars. These events provide opportunities for the public to learn more about and conserve the countryside by sharing the responsibility of protecting the country parks, with a view to passing the precious natural environment of Hong Kong on to future generations.
For details of the events, please visit cp40.afcd.gov.hk.
Ends/Sunday, October 8, 2017
Issued at HKT 10:56
Issued at HKT 10:56