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Port Stanley News RSS Feed  Regional Land Donation Leads to a New Nature Reserve

Long Point Basin Land Trust
Land Donation Leads to a New Nature Reserve
A Blanding's Turtle that calls the new
Marshall Malcolm Wetland Reserve its home.

Teeterville resident donates property to Long Point Basin Land Trust in Memory of Robert Rosse and Marshall Malcolm.

Port Rowan, Ontario - A generous donation from Kathy Rosse has led to the creation of a beautiful and ecologically-diverse nature reserve in the heart of Teeterville in Norfolk County. The gift of land was made to Long Point Basin Land Trust in memory of her late husband, Robert Rosse. The property has been named after Marshall Malcolm, a great-uncle to Bob and a lifelong resident of the Teeterville area.

The Marshall Malcolm Wetland Reserve is nestled beside Teeter's Pond, which is part of Big Creek. Despite its relatively small size, the 12 acre (5 hectare) property boasts a diversity of habitat types and the majority of the reserve is designated as provincially-significant wetland. It is also an important site for various turtles at risk, including Blanding's Turtles and Snapping Turtles. The family has always had a deep attachment to the area, the wetlands and the wildlife. Kathy Rosse is thrilled to know they will now be preserved through the creation of this nature reserve. "I love this place and the wetlands. I wanted them taken care of. I hope the wetlands will be here for hundreds of years to come" she says about her choice to donate the land to LPBLT.

An upcoming special public event is being hosted by LPBLT on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Teeterville Women's Institute Hall. This event is being held so that the staff and Board members can meet our new neighbours and to publicly extend our sincere thanks to Kathy Rosse for honouring the memories of both Robert Rosse and Marshall Malcolm through this lasting gift to nature.

Founded in 1996, LPBLT is a charitable non-government organization that protects and restores important natural habitats in Norfolk County and other parts of the Long Point watershed. We promote conservation through outreach, research, habitat restoration, and species at risk recovery. We work with landowners, volunteers, partners, and other conservation groups to steward and protect natural areas in the region. We also strategically acquire and manage natural areas to safeguard special features and ensure the habitat is protected in perpetuity. For more information visit www.longpointlandtrust.ca

Last Updated: Monday, 10 April 2017 09:46:37 AM EST

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