Posted on Jan 02, 2024
(L-R) Rosemary Davis (President), Roger Lewington (Past Chair Huron Tract Land Trust Conservancy) Max Morden ( Chair Huron Tract Land Trust Conservancy), Dave Gillians (member of the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association
We started off our new year with a presentation to introduce an exciting new project at the Bayfield River Flats.
The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association led a fundraising campaign, in 2017, to purchase the Bayfield River Flats site. Community support was overwhelming, with donations of more than $70,000 to buy the property. The trail association manages the property and donated it to the land trust so the property will be preserved permanently.
A follow up project is now being undertaken to add a new pedestrian walkway to make it safer and easier for people to connect with nature at the Bayfield River Flats without having to drive or without having to walk across the highway. the overall cost of the project is $52000. A fundraising campaign was launched in December. Rotary is pleased to be supporting this great project with a $5000 donation.