South Stormont donates 100-acres of wetland to RRCA

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South Stormont donates 100-acres of wetland to RRCA
Picture of the abandoned rail line in Lakeview Marsh. Submitted photo.

SOUTH STORMONT, Ontario – The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) has announced that it has accepted a donation of 100-acres of wetland known as Lakeview Marsh from the Township of South Stormont.

“The Township of South Stormont recognizes the value of preserving natural spaces in the community” said Bryan McGillis, South Stormont Mayor and RRCA Chair. “By donating this land to the RRCA, the Township is ensuring this wetland and forest will be preserved and protected in perpetuity.”

Lakeview Marsh is located north of Cornwall’s Guindon Park, and is home to an abandoned railway and the RRCA says that it is a popular spot for bird watching.

“We are honoured the Township selected the RRCA for their land donation. This site is important to the community and the RRCA. We look forward to engaging with the general public and neighbors about the site,” said Richard Pilon, RRCA’s General Manager.

The RRCA states that in the coming months it will be engaging with neighbouring landowners to discuss future uses of the property.

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