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PostPosted: September 7th, 2017, 12:11 pm 
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September 5 at 10:14pm

I know many of you visit the Queen Elizabeth 2 Wildlands Provincial Park. This is an opportunity to help protect the Black River, the Ganaraska Trail and the Queen Elizabeth 2 Wildlands Provincial Park. Please read, donate, like and share.With your help, 730 acres of intact wilderness and more than 4km of one of the last wild rivers in southern Ontario will be protected forever.

The Couchiching Conservancy has a rare opportunity to protect more than 4 km of Black River shoreline, winding through 730 acres of diverse wilderness. This parcel will fill a significant gap in Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. The river runs through the core of the property and its floodplains features rich, deep sands that are uncommon in the rest of the park. Forest and wetland habitats make it a mecca for wildlife and birds.

The Conservancy is racing to raise $575,000 to purchase this Nature Reserve, to protect its ecological values from the rapidly escalating development pressures along the Black River. The Reserve will have trail use, canoeing and kayaking opportunities, with linkages to the Ganaraska Trail and Trans
Canada Trail. A section of the Ganaraska Trail has already been established through a section of the 730 acres. If secured, there is the possibility for more trails for passive recreational use.

This is a great opportunity to bring this beautiful river and land run under permanent protection.

The time to act is now.

To learn more about this property and make a donation to help create a new Nature Reserve, please visit www.couchichingconserv.ca or contact Tanya Clark at tanya@couchconservancy.ca or 705-326-1620.

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