Con­cern over park poi­son

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Front Page - By Alex Watkins awatkins@cb­

Ecol­o­gists sus­pect farm­ers may be tar­get­ing rab­bits in La MataTor­re­vieja nat­u­ral park and the Car­riza­les de Elche wet­lands.

Rat poi­son has been found in both of the pro­tected ar­eas.

THE NEW wooden walk­way to Mon­cayo and Campo beaches in Guardamar should be open any day now, the town hall an­nounced on Tues­day.

Work has al­most been com­pleted on the raised path over the sand dunes, which stretches al­most 700 me­tres con­nect­ing the ur­ban­i­sa­tions in sec­tor SUP-6 and the pedes­trian bridge over the N-332 with the beaches.

Mayor José Luis Sáez and en­vi­ron­ment coun­cil­lor Sil­vestre Gar­cía went to check on the progress this week (see photo). The mayor em­pha­sised how well it blends in with the land­scape of the pine woods.

He said that as it is el­e­vated, the veg­e­ta­tion will not be af­fected by the thou­sands of peo­ple who walk that way to the beach ev­ery year.

Sr Gar­cía said it will not only ben­e­fit res­i­dents of SUP-6, but also vis­i­tors who come to Guardamar to en­joy ‘a dream des­ti­na­tion that is prac­ti­cally wild’.

He noted that the town hall and res­i­dents have been call­ing for this project to be car­ried out for over eight years, ‘and now at last we have this walk­way that is ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery­one’.

The min­istry for the en­vi­ron­ment’s coast de­part­ment stumped up €257,533 for the project.

On Tues­day the con­ces­sion­ary com­pany that built it was re­mov­ing the safety fenc­ing and ex­cess wood from the walk­way.

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