The mayor of Calp, César Sánchez, announced last Saturday at the salt works on the occasion of the International Day of Wetlands, that the Town Council will allocate this year 80,000 Euros for the creation of paths that will allow citizens to walk and enjoy this emblematic natural landscape. The investment also includes the regeneration of an area that once received demolition waste.
The project, which has been sent to the Department of the Environment of Conselleria, which must give its approval as it is a wet area, proposes to create a signposted perimeter path. The aim is to signal the main routes by means of 1.20 meters high beacons. In addition, as the itinerary fords two overland flow channels, the project includes the installation of two footbridges to neutralize these points.
It also considers the installation of a 163-meter-long walkway in the northern area of the water surface, in order to direct the passage of visitors and limit it in areas that need greater protection because they are breeding areas. Interpretive posters will also be installed and a viewpoint for birdwatching will be created.
But the initiative goes further because it aims to eliminate old waste in one of the most urban environments of the protected area and the recovery of cadastral roads with clearing work. Another important aspect is the elimination of nitrophilous and invasive vegetation without any relation to the ecosystem of the salt works.