Shining a Spotlight on Keyneton's Natural Environment and History

Keyneton nature reserve

An interactive app designed for Keyneton's walking trails

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Project details

Suggested by Prue

Sponsored by Keyneton Progress AssociationInc

Budget

$57,250.00

The Lavender Federation Walking Trail is a 212km track in the Mount Lofty Ranges with the 17km Eden Valley passing through Keyneton. Part of the Keyneton Heritage Trail follows this trail past some unique sites of Northern Adelaide Hills native flora and fauna like the Keyneton Nature Reserve.
The app will help walkers appreciate the local native environment and the history of George Fife Angas's family and its involvement in the formation of the Barossa community. It would feature a map so people can navigate and find information based on their GPS location. It could be repurposed for other trails.

This project did not receive enough votes to be funded.

Less than 30 votes received

Project details

Suggested by Prue

Sponsored by Keyneton Progress AssociationInc

Budget

$57,250.00

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Carolyn Lillecrapp

17 Nov 2017

An innovative outcome translating the natural environment would go far to augment and extend trails users experiences particularly where maps are unavailable either electronically or not easily obtainable in print (Lavender Federation Trail Map 3 Springton-Truro incorporating the Eden Valley-Loop (cross country to Keyneton) and the localised Keyneton Spur, and Kidman Trail Mt Crawford-Stockwell leg - only available in print from city map shops, some visitor information centres and supportive sport and recreation associations). (The Keyneton Heritage Trail guide (including built environ and social histories) including map is available on site with a downloadable map only from WalkingSA.org.au) With all three trails converging at Keyneton no map explains the natural environment en route or on-site whereas an App for the techno-savy walker/horse rider/bike rider/visitor could have the landscape interpreted from the natural to the man-manipulated (farming), highlighting geographical features and formations, habitats to respectfully look for and look out for, seasonally prevalent animal, bird and plant species unique to place - all providing focus for passing through amateur 'naturalists' who would otherwise simply take in vistas as they enjoy healthy recreational exercise. The beauty of an App would be its economically cost effective expandability - for continual improvement and thus better serving the experience of users, conservation and appreciation of environments and historical awareness, appreciation and preservation. This is an exciting project that will not only benefit the local Keyneton Heritage Trail but also the South Australian Recreational Trails Assoc (Lavender Federation Trail) and Horse SA (Kidman Trail) and fire the imagination and be the envy of all other trail groups.

Shari Brown

20 Oct 2017

Great idea. Was trying to find out more information regarding this walking track and it’s history for our local school project. I believe that this application will help locals inland visitors appreciate the natural beauty of our unique environmentally friendly area.