We have been fortunate to receive a $2,000.00 Flinders University Rural and Remote Health SA Community Grant for Wilabalangaloo.
The funds were reimbursed for the works our volunteers completed two shaded/covered shelters at two site on our Wilabalangaloo Reserve in areas where visitors can take in the full beauty of the site and truly immerse themselves in nature enjoying the surrounding sights and sounds along the walking trails. The volunteers also worked on laying down irrigation and with funds from another grant installed some rabbit proof fencing to revegetate areas with local native species (from seed collected at Wilabalangaloo) which were previously over-run with weeds.
The incredible National Trust volunteers spent many hours sourcing materials, levelling areas, building, erecting and painting these shelters and seating areas with minimal bushland disturbance. They selected two sites for best overall viewing along the trails, one overlooking the reserve and one by the river.
It has been proven that people who spend two hours a week in green spaces — local parks or other natural environments, either all at once or spaced over several visits — are substantially more likely to report good health and psychological well-being. Being in nature also reduces feelings of isolation, promotes calm, and lifts moods. We love our nature reserves and how pristine they are, our hope is to always improve these sites, promote them as much as we can so people can get out in nature and enjoy these special places, this funding has helped us in achieving these goals!
Now, all visitors, whether they be local, national or international to the reserve will be able to enjoy the Wilabalangaloo nature experience.