Boardwalks and trails are a more convenient means of access

Boardwalks around the water

 Boardwalks and adjacent trails into wetlands and coastal areas allow the public to see the hidden words of wetlands.  Few people venture into wetlands as a result of dense vegetation, standing water and deep organic soils.  Boardwalks and trails are a more convenient means of access. 

 Boardwalks and trails are usually combined.  Trails are often designed as loops around wetlands or to provide visual access to portions of larger wetlands.  Boardwalks and trails connect us to land and water and may be used to

  • Help educate the public concerning wetland beauty and functions and help build support for the protection and restoration of wetlands and related resources,
  •  Facilitate bird watching and ecotourism
  • Facilitate science education and research at all academic levels.

To learn more about why boardwalks are important, please watch:

Why Boardwalks are important | In The Field

CALL TO ACTION

What do you see in these photos of the Halifax Boardwalk? How do people in the community enjoy it? 

The Halifax Boardwalk

How many trails have you used in Halifax?  Name three trails that you would want to explore in Halifax.

Walking and hiking trails in Halifax

Stewardship resources:

Halifax Cycling Coalition supports bike routes https://cyclehalifax.ca/hrm-bike-map/ and riding for everyone https://cyclehalifax.ca/learn/

International Examples: BIRD COUNT https://www.birdscanada.org/bird-science/great-backyard-bird-count/

ART CONNECTION POTENTIAL:

  • Tides and costal action boardwalk as shoreline during a storm event 

EXPLORE Related WATERSHEDS



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