An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Piney Lakes Trail

Piney Lakes Education Centre Entry

Our natural environment needs your eyes and ears! 

“By observing and recording information about what’s happening in Piney Lakes Reserve or in their backyard, local parks and bushland, participants will be helping scientists better understand and monitor the natural environment." Penny Musgrove, Environmental Education Officer at the City of Melville in WA.
Piney lakes kids entering data

Why get involved?


  • Learn how climate change is affecting our native wildlife
  • Become an observer and help monitor the biodiversity along the Piney Lakes trail
  • Use a ClimateWatch PocketGuide to spot species that are indicators of climate change and record your observations
  • Make a real difference in your local community!

How to get involved?

  • Visit Piney Lakes Reserve collect a PocketGuide from the Environmental Education Centre and walk the trail.
  • Contact Sarah-Jane MacMahon about events or school group bookings.
  • Want to walk the trail again?  Download a recording sheet to mark your observations
  • The trail takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Since part of the trail is a sandy firebreak, wear closed shoes, a hat and sunscreen.  

For more information about the Piney Lakes Reserve ClimateWatch Trail, please see our Frequently Asked Questions answered by the Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre staff.