Signs to tell site’s story

The Mt Arthur Reserve Trust has recently completed the installation of 24 interpretive signs around the Apex Nature Trail, the Reserve’s most popular walking trail.

The construction and installation of these signs was made possible by funding through the NSW state government Community Building Partnership Program.

Each sign was constructed and installed by Bridgewater signs in Dubbo. These signs contain information on the common plants and rocks found in the Reserve.

Each sign features a line drawing by Shaun Baigent that shows the particular plant or rock, its name and some brief information about it.

The aim of the signs is to help visitors to Mt Arthur learn to recognize many of the common plants present in the Reserve and develop a greater appreciation of the Reserve’s conservation values.

The Trust has also been successful with two funding applications this year, receiving $1500 via the Wellington Council Community Self Help Program and $4600 from the Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands Division) Public Reserves Management Fund.

The Wellington Council funding will be used to construct and install recycled plastic signs along the Scenic Drive. These signs will replace the existing highly degraded signage. The funding from the Crown Lands Division will be used for a new large interpretive sign at the Old Reservoir Picnic Area.

Don’t forget – if you have any comments about the Reserve, you can contact the Trust via PO Box 328, Wellington, or mount.arthur@hotmail.com. Alternatively, you can leave a message on the Mount Arthur Reserve facebook page.