Next Saturday, August 3rd, visits in the natural area Séquia Major (main irrigation channel) will begin. These free guided tours are suitable for all ages in a two kilometres walk that takes approximately two hours, during which, the history of the place and its natural values will be explained, traces of animal activity will be interpreted through their tracks, feathers, nests and food scraps, and birds with binoculars and protected species will be observed in this space.
Séquia Major is a wetland area located in la Pineda, in an urban environment with a high tourist demand, which preserve a sample of the vegetation and fauna of the original Mediterranean coast. In this 17.3 hectare protected area, you can find unique plant and animal communities, such as fartet or pond turtle, which are now found in very few Catalan habitats. This natural space was built with the aim of draining the old ponds near the sea. Currently, it is an important space consisting in some cane plantation communities, wet meadows and rushes, and also a wildlife reserve, which was declared a nature reserve protected under the Catalan Plan for Areas of Natural Interest (PEIN) since December 1992.
Visits, which it is necessary to book in advance at the Patronat Municipal de Turisme de Vila-seca (phone 977 39 03 62) and in the Tourism Information Office (weekends), will be held on Saturdays and Sundays in August and September from 6 to 8.30pm, and from October to February, on Sundays from 11 to 13.30 am. Meanwhile, visits are guided by Cel Rogent from the access located in the Plaça de la Cançó Catalana.