Concern over park poison
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.