DEW staff have been hands-on in helping to develop the new Adelaide100 walking trail with the first section of the trail set to be launched on 11 October.
When completed, the loop walking trail of more than 100 kilometres will take in the coast, waterways and hills of Adelaide. It will link up existing trails, with some new connections between trails.
The trail is a collaborative effort, traversing 13 local government areas and nine national parks, with DEW staff helping to install the trail.
National Parks and Wildlife Services South Australia (NPWSSA) Project Manager Matt Ackland has supported the detailed mapping of the trail through the nine national parks, with Senior Kaurna NRM Liaison Officer Merle Simpson, Aboriginal Partnerships Coordinator Michael Field and Kaurna NRM Liaison Officer Rayne Simpson supporting the collaboration with Kaurna, the traditional owners of the land.
Mapping Unit Coordinator Simon Oates has supported the mapping of the trail and many other DEW staff have also supported the project, including rangers and communications staff.
The launch will showcase the first 7km of the walk, starting from Pinky Flat, following the linear trail along the beautiful River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri.
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