Lots has been going on at Whiptail, what a great journey it is to build with community, friends and wallaby's! As in all great journey's, there are those sticky moments, those moments of cows and also ...chickens? But perhaps we will save those stories for after we are finished ;) as we are now on the home stretch! Over the last few weeks we have done the final build coat of lime render on the outside and will complete the outside render in the first weekend of August, also we have put in the second water tank, roughed in the plumbing, had the solar hot water system delivered, Solar panels wired up and all ready for the "new" salt water batteries, sealed the North entry, built the stairs up to the Nature Loo composting toilet, sanded and dressed the skirting boards and ripped the architrave. Plus all the rest that goes along with...
The Wild Mountains Trust is an independent, community focussed, non-profit organisation providing leadership in environmental education and conservation.
The Trust has acquired land south of Rathdowney adjoining the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park for a nature reserve and venue for education. On this magnificent site a world class Centre is being built. Here, using the unique purpose-built residential facility, quality experiential environmental education for the whole community will be provided.
In subtropical and eucalypt forests participants will have the opportunity to discover an amazing natural world. At the same time Wild Mountains can reinforce its educational programs with examples of renewable power generation.
We at Wild Mountains recognise the traditional owners, the Midginberri tribe of the Yugambeh language group who lived in this area for many thousands of years. As present custodians we acknowledge their culture and story and endeavour to the best of our abilities to nurture this land for future generations.