In the first week of March, we discussed the Bushlinks Walk Trail in the City of Stirling, with Rae Kolb and the Friends of Star Swamp Bushland. We talked about how this tied in with the NatureLink Perth concepts of engaging people with nature and creating corridors.
The Bushlinks Walk Trail has been fully developed since the 1990’s.
We discussed the scope for more walk trails including through Scarborough, Doubleview, Wembley Downs, Woodlands, Innaloo, perhaps along a north-south walk through the linear lakes and wetlands from Herdsman Lake through to Joondalup’s lakes. All linking up with each other. The walks would need to be strategically thought through so they run close to as many education sites as possible i.e. primary and secondary schools, universities and of course including all reserves both active and passive, while avoiding major roads as much as possible to avoid intimidation to people and wildlife.
We know there are a lot walk trails in Perth and will be thinking about how they can contribute to biodiversity corridors.
Did you know about the Whadjuk Walking Trails? Thanks to Heidi Hardisty for sending this link to us http://www.whadjukwalkingtrails.org.au/