FRIENDS of the PARNKALLA WALKING TRAIL INC.

FRIENDS of the PARNKALLA WALKING TRAIL INC.

‘Caring for our coastal environment’ 

The Parnkalla Walking Trail, one of S.A.’s best-kept secrets, was named after the Barngarla Aboriginal tribe whose Dreaming was about the beauty of Port Lincoln.

 

The first section from Mundy’s Mooring to Snapper Rock was established in 1988 by the Port Lincoln City Council Coastal Reserve Committee to protect the biodiversity and cultural significance of the bushland in the Kirton Point area and to provide a set path for naturelovers to follow.

 

The trail now extends between the town boundaries (about 14km) and joins the Investigator Trail at each end.

 

In 2000, the Port Lincoln City Council resumed total responsibility for the trail.

 

The ‘Friends of the Parnkalla Walking Trail’ formed in June 2001.

Our aims are to

  1. ensure the trail is kept in a safe condition for all foot traffic, young children & accompanying adults on bikes, and, in some areas, wheelchair users.
  2. help conserve native flora & fauna and eradicate damaging introduced species.
  3. erect interpretive signs about the ecosystem, Aboriginal culture & early European history.

 

SNAPPER ROCK FLORA

Our main activities, with the help of the City of Port Lincoln, are weeding, replanting with endemic flora, lopping and rubbish collection. Working Bees are advertised in the ‘ Port Lincoln Times’.

Other activities include

  1. research & photography
  2. producing & installing Interpretive signs
  3. production of the PWT brochure (available from the Visitor Information Centre)
  4. raising community awareness through displays & the media
  5. guided walks for local and visiting groups
  6. grant applications (Govt. grants enable us to employ contractors to remove large woody weeds and grants from Govt., Council & local benefactors have helped with the costs of signage.)

 

 

Contacts: Margaret Tilsner 86823975   Lesley Easson 86826999

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