Nature Euphoriasharing adventure and sustainability
Nature Euphoria seeks to inspire adventure, appreciation, and care for nature and sustainable living. Follow Leigh’s journey as he explores the world and shares stories about nature, adventure, and sustainability!
I would like to acknowledge and pay my respect to all the traditional custodians of this country. I would also like to acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded, and to extend my gratitude for your protection of this land.
The Yea River Project
‘The Yea River Project’ is an environmental awareness and regeneration project along the Yea river that will connect and engage the community with environmental groups, and young people to learn about and enhance the riverine environment along the Yea River.
The Yea River Project (YRP) will be delivered as a series of events at various locations on the Yea River, the project will see the collaboration of community members, environment groups and school students participating in revegetation, track building and maintenance, interpretive signage creation and installation, and more. The project will enhance the health and awareness of the Yea river catchment while creating better access and ecotourism potential along the river.
Read about my adventures, thoughts and environmental issues here.
I left my backyard Thursday morning on a small sit-on-top kayak, and it was a good choice swapping out my large fiberglass canoe for a more maneuverable craft to navigate the Yea river.
Making a paddle is easy, all you do is get a piece of wood and remove everything that isnt a paddle.
The mountain ash trees grow tall, reaching towards the sky forming a vast forest canopy and the dense community of tree ferns blossom out of the understory below.
Preminghana is a beautiful and sacred aboriginal mountain on the far northwest coast of Tasmania. A raw cliff covered mountain protrudes from the extensive beachy coastline, forming a headland near Marrawah.
Many hours, for many days and into weeks I flowed with the rivers, on the freshest of waters and within the lushest of valleys. Usually in a vessel referred to as a kayak, with friends and sometimes only with the birds and fish around me.
Danial Andrews promised to cease all old growth logging in Victoria in November 2019, and the fact that old growth logging is continuing, especially in the high mountain catchments is ridiculous!
The waves surround the island, often reaching every cove and bay, the swells that have grown over thousands of kilometres on a journey two thirds around the earth, whipping up from Antartica into the southern oceans to eventually collide with Tasmania.
From my Childhood home on the banks of the Yea River and wetlands of central Victoria I will paddle a canoe down a section of the Murray-Darling Basin to the Ocean near Goolwa, South Australia.
About Leigh Redding and Nature Euphoria
Leigh is on a journey; born in the rivers and mountains. Meandering through the late Anthropocene and wandering from billabongs to concrete jungles, exploring the amazing planet we call our home; Earth. Leigh is an adventurer, naturalist and environmentalist with the desire to share the amazing places he goes, engage with the incredible people he meets along the way, and spread a message of sustainable living and adventure through connecting to the natural world around us.
Leigh is an outdoor educator and wilderness guide by trade. He created Nature Euphoria as a means to reach out to communities, share and build ideas of sustainability and a culture of creating experiences which connects us back to the natural world.
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