Bec Brown has recently joined the team of Glenthorne National Park rangers who will service parks across the precinct. Get to know her as part of this Q&A.
Recently, we introduced you to Glenthorne Senior Ranger Jae Ellis and newly recruited Ranger Courtney Heinjus.
Senior Ranger Bec Brown has recently joined the team at Glenthorne, completing the team of rangers who will service parks across the precinct. We sat down with Bec to find out more about her experience and the opportunities Glenthorne National Park will create.
Q: You’ve worked in SA’s national parks for a while now, but you’ve recently been recruited as a Senior Ranger across the Glenthorne precinct. What excites you the most about your new role?
Taking on the new role at Glenthorne is such a unique and exciting opportunity for me, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be a part of developing a new green space for people to visit, enjoying the great outdoors and learning more about the environment as part of my role. I'm looking forward to working with a great team of passionate and committed community members and Department for Environment and Water staff that have made this a possibility.
Q: What do you think is the biggest opportunity for the Glenthorne property?
Creating nature spaces that are accessible, and that provide a range of ways for people to interact with the environment, particularly for visitors who are new to exploring the great outdoors and would like a place close to home to try it out.
Q: What excites you the most about working in a new national park?
I love exploring new parks as a ranger and getting to know what each place has to offer, especially the hidden gems. Having the privilege of seeing a new park grow and develop in front of me is something I'll always remember. I'm also excited to be working with a great team of rangers, and dedicated community groups who have been working hard (some of them for years) to make Glenthorne National Park a reality.
Q: What are your plans for the first six months in your role?
Most importantly, I’d like to build a strong relationship with community groups and stakeholders that have been involved in the planning process, to ensure successful engagement and consultation continues during the park development, and long into the park’s future. Having some kind of public access to the park is also a top priority so that people can come in and be able to say they were here when it all began. And finally, keeping a park running smoothly takes a lot of behind-the-scenes planning and organising to ensure that the park is well-kept and maintained for visitor enjoyment and safety, so I’ll be busy making sure that those processes are being discussed and developed to best suit Glenthorne’s needs.