The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) has added another 137 acres of ecologically sensitive land to its holdings. The land transfer was finalized late last week and is a mix of wetland and floodplain in the Beaver River Wetland Conservation Area in the Township of Brock.
“The addition of this ecologically sensitive land to our holdings is a huge win for the watershed,” said Brian Kemp, general manager of conservation lands at LSRCA. “Wetlands are highly valued carbon sinks, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change. They also help protect against flooding in nearby areas.”
Kemp also noted that “by coming into conservation authority stewardship, the lands will remain unspoiled, providing important habitat for the hundreds of species of creatures that call it home, including several species at risk like the Least bittern, Snapping turtle, Canada warbler and Midland painted turtle.”
The purchase of the land was made possible with the support of Durham Region and the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation.
The header image shows the Beaver River Acquisition map. Image Credit: LSRCA.