It was my pleasure to officially launch the Endeavour Fern Gully Walking Track and interpretive markers on Friday, June 13.
New signage on the track, incorporating QR codes, will make it easy for visitors and residents to navigate and learn more about the area’s native flora and fauna.
QR codes can be captured with a smartphone and provide the user with more information on the Endeavour Fern Gully Walking Track.
What has been achieved at the Endeavour Fern Gully is nothing short of remarkable. Volunteers from the Friends of Endeavour Fern Gully have done a fantastic job, as have the numerous school students, TAFE students and community groups that have been involved in rehabilitating the area.
Seeing the school children at the Endeavour Fern Gully with mud on their hands and faces, planting trees and enjoying the environment was a wonderful sight.
There is no doubt these children love being able to get outside in the fresh air and get hands-on experience in environment conservation.
I have often brought my own children to the Endeavour Fern Gully to walk the track and learn about this precious ecosystem.
I congratulate all of those who have been involved in planting, restoration works and maintenance of the Endeavour Fern Gully Nature Trail. I particularly want to congratulate Gillian Tolley on all of the work she has done and continues to do at Endeavour Fern Gully.
The 27 hectare property at the Endeavour Fern Gully was donated to the National Trust in 1973 and includes 17.5 hectares of rain forest and 9.5 hectares of land that is gradually being re-vegetated by volunteers.
The Endeavour Fern Gully is open to the public seven days a week and is located at 210 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill. No dogs, bikes or horses are permitted on the walking track.
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