Information Shelters

Have you spent time reading the notice-boards in the Information Shelters along the Campbells Creek trail? There you can read about gold-mining history; find your way; chase bird calls and information about flora and fauna using the QR codes; or learn about Garden Thugs.

In designing and building the shelters our intention was to give trail users some momentary cover from the elements, together with  information to locate themselves and learn about their area, the environment, our work, and how to help.  We’re thrilled to see the number of people who stop to read.  The information presented at each shelter – near Princess St  and near Honeycomb Rd – differs slightly to reflect their locations and history.

Creating and building the Information Shelters was a complex, time-consuming project which has been really rewarding.  With some stops-and-starts, concept-to-reality took us around three years and lots of volunteer time.  The Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire Council, Cr Christine Henderson, ‘opened’ them in September 2015.

Credit goes to two of our members in particular.  Stephen Ellis gained the funding, designed the structures with help from Council, fabricated them and managed construction.  Ian Higgins  – Victorian Individual Landcarer of the Year (2017) – assembled and presented the knowledge and content.

Funding acknowledgements:
Community Grant (MASC) – Interpretive Info for the Campbells Creek Primary Trail