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Light pollution

  • By choice, there are no streetlights in Nature’s Valley. When electricity was installed in 1986, the community decided not to erect street lighting for three important reasons:   

    • to enable residents and visitors to continue to enjoy the natural, star-filled, dark-sky ambience of the Valley;
    • to avoid the aesthetic instrusion of lamp poles; and
    • to restrict disturbing the habitat of nocturnal, highly light sensitive insects such as fireflies,  glow worms and moths.

    In keeping with this approach, property owners are asked please to restrict to a minimum the installation and use of permanent and temporary external lights. 

    People living or holidaying in Nature’s Valley are likewise asked to help minimise light pollution at all times. 

Sunset ushers in the beauty of dark skies