LSWC is excited to announce the acquisition of two special parcels of lands and 20 islands off the coast of Lake Superior Provincial Park at Gargantua.
Through the facilitation of LSWC, a total of 128 acres of 20 pristine islands, off the coast of Lake Superior Provincial Park were preserved through a landmark "cross border" gift to American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts.
Another donation to Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy was made by Frank Hilb of Sault Ste. Marie.
The eight acre Francis Hilb Preserve is a rare coastal cranberry bog located on the northeast side of Goulais Bay. An 800 foot (250m) long sand beach and low terrace forms a natural, permeable dam between the cranberry bog and the shallow waters of the bay. There are many forest species, pitcher plants, sundews and others special plants living in this giant sponge ecosystem. It is important habitat for a diversity of insects, birds, amphibians, reptile, and mammal life.
The third parcel of land is the Dr. Fredrick van Nus Preserve. Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy purchased the 80 acres of pristine wilderness at the headwaters of the Big Carp Creek in Prince Township in 2011.
LSWC President, Ruth O'Gawa states that "these preserved areas are worth protecting for environmental and economic reasons. They will be enjoyed by many for generations."
LSWC is involved in many projects around Lake Superior like a Lake Superior Heritage Coast designation, water trail mapping, hiking trail, education and more.
There are thousands of acres and shorelines available to purchase and LSWC is seeking opportunities to raise funds to purchase them.
For more information on how to make a donation or become involved in this Conservancy movement, email email@example.com , visit the LSWC Web site or call our U.S. office, 231-347-9387, or our Canadian office, 705-946-0044.
(Note: A donation can be made by using the links, above left! Thank you for your consideration!)
Lake Superior Watershed Preserves are posted with signs saying,"Protected Natural Areas. Open to the Public for Recreational and Educational Purposes. Vehicles, ORVs, Hunting, Camping, Removal of Plants, dumping, and fires are Prohibited."