Welchman Hall Gully Sponsorship 2015-2016

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With the support of a private donor.

  • Repaint both inside and outside the Chunky Monkey Café
  • Replace the roof of the Gazebo at the Look Out point
  • Repair the path


The Barbados National Trust

  • Two new bathrooms with build.


Welchman Hall Gully Sponsorship 2013- 2014

Native Plant Project

The Ministry of Environment and Drainage have continued the funding of the Native Plant project. It will be expanded to include:

  1. Conduct conservation research of flora and fauna found at WHG with surveys and species selection.
  2. Continue the Native plant restoration project by;

Collecting and prorogating  native plants. Displaying the living collections in an educationally useful and attractive setting that enables people to enjoy and appreciate the plants at WHG.

  1. Expand research on the fauna in WHG, especially concentration on the smallest snake
  2. Record and have available data collected as valuable informational resource for government, industry, science and the community.

Provide a regional and international focal point and resource for the conservation and protection of genetic stock for the western hemisphere and specifically the CARICOM region.

Gully Sponsorship 2013-2104. The Tourism Development Corporation once again offered to fund several infrastructure upgrades and repairs.

Repair the signs within the Gully

Provide a fountain for the pond

Donate plants to beautify the front garden

Repair the look out fencing

Repair the benches

Upgrade the garbage bins

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Welchman Hall Gully Sponsorship 2010-2012

Gully Sponsorship 2010 – 2012. Through private sponsorship, Welchman Hall Gully opened up two new areas for visitors to explore. About 200 feet (60m) at the south end has been cleared. This will give you a sense of what gullies look like without a paved floor. It has never before open to the public before.

Also, you now have two exit choices. A small garden has been opened behind the gift shop.

Welchmanhall Gully Sponsorship 2007-2009

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Gully Sponsorship 2008

Dieter Mennekes (German Business man and environmentalist)

Dieter Mennekes is an engineer and entrepreneur from Germany. Mr. Mennekes has funded many environmental projects including Dr. Colin Hudson’s Future Centre Trust. He gives a significant portion of his assets to the protection of the environment and the promotion of health. He started the Environmental Foundation in 1999 in the municipality in the Sauerland Kirchhundem (Kreis Olpe). It is politically independent and has four priorities:

  • Conservation
  • Village Life
  • Gifted
  • Action against smoking

Mr. Mennekes funding at Welchman Hall Gully was used mainly for:

An outdoor Classroom

This gazebo is used for environmental education and in the summer of 2009, the first Back to Nature summer camp was held with 10 campers.

Native Plant Nursery

The native plant nursery will house native plants collected from all over Barbados. The plants will be replanted in the gully as in situ conservation. Since Barbados natural landscape is slowly being destroyed and our rare and native plants are found in a few locations through the island, establishing a Biodiversity/Education Centre for all Barbados is vital.

Gully Sponsorship 2007

This organization sponsors environmental groups who are working with children and environmental education. In July 2009, they funded the expansion of the cashier hut. It will now act as a gift shop. All products in the shop will be locally made.

gully sponsorship 2007
gully sponsorship 2007

Tourism Development Coporation

The TDC funded Welchman Hall Gully, other small tourist attractions and community groups. Welchman Hall Gully received 10 wooden benches, four garbage cans and six picnic tables.