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TOODYAY WALK TRACKS
The Toodyay Friends of the River Inc. (TFOR) have a major (and most ambitious) project underway, being the commencement of the Toodyay Walk Tracks.
The walk tracks are envisaged to reach to Northam and beyond in the east, and down through the Avon Gorge to suburban Perth in the west. That is the future.
The initial track, linking Duidgee Park in the Toodyay townsite with Nardie Cemetery, some eight kilometres upstream, is continually being upgraded. It has been re-routed from Connor' Bridge to follow the river more closely through to another project of TFOR - Lloyd Reserve. The Bilya Walktrack has markers identifying its route along the river. A picnic table and other seating have been installed, along with appropriate signage (photos below).
TFOR members are constantly maintaining the track by removing weeds, fixing staps and ramps and reducing the fire hazard.
One Weed Of National Significance (WONS) that they are working on is bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides). Below are images of members removing this weed from the trees along the route before it smothers everyhing!
Click here for a map of the track.
Right: Track markers
TOODYAY NATURALISTS' CLUB BIRD HIDE
The Toodyay Naturalists' Club (TNC) received funding from the Wheatbelt NRM for the design, engineering detail and construction of a bird hide along the walk track, near Red Banks Pool.
The hide has been named the John Masters Bird Hide. John's contribution to the conservation of our local bird-life is well renowned, and the hide being named in his honour is fitting recognition of that contribution.
The hide will be a great draw-card to Lloyd Reserve, and will enhance our walk track.