Signs give walk­ers in­for­ma­tion

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

WALK­ERS and fam­i­lies will know where they can start ex­plor­ing Myalup’s Hun­dred Acre Wood with signs erected last month.

Vol­un­teers Chris Rice and Tony France erected the signs, do­nated by Front­line Signs in Bun­bury, af­ter a com­mu­nity clean-up event on Oc­to­ber 14.

Mr France said the bush­land north of the Myalup town­site, be­long­ing to the Har­vey Shire Coun­cil, was lo­cally known as the Hun­dred Acre Wood in­spired by the Win­nie the Pooh books.

New signs were in­stalled in July in a joint project be­tween the Myalup Bird Ob­servers, Har­vey Shire Coun­cil and the De­part­ment of Parks and Wildlife to give walk­ers in­for­ma­tion on the many bird species in the woods as well as the walk­ing trails with the routes and dis­tances.

How­ever, Mr France said some peo­ple still had trou­ble lo­cat­ing the en­trances when they came to visit, which was why di­rec­tional signs were added. “There can be no doubt now,” he said. Vol­un­teers have made up­grades to the area in the past in­clud­ing re­pair­ing and re­paint­ing a ta­ble and benches, pre­vi­ously lo­cated at the Lake Pre­ston look­out, and in­stalled them as a trail rest spot.

“We have over the years en­hanced many things,” Mr France said.

Mr France said the signs were part of a broader com­mu­nity push to give vis­i­tors and res­i­dent more out­door ac­tiv­i­ties be­yond Myalup Beach.

“It’s all the lit­tle things that make up an at­trac­tion for peo­ple vis­it­ing and ameni­ties for the peo­ple liv­ing here,” he said.

Vol­un­teers Chris Rice and Tony France erect signs along bush walks in Myalup's Hun­dred Acre Wood.

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