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2014-05-22 at 11:02

Group hopes to turn former mill property into nature reserve

By tbnewswatch.com
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THUNDER BAY -- Local field naturalists are looking to purchase a plot of land land in Terrace Bay to serve as a nature reserve.

The property, which is a 1,200 acre parcel along the Lake Superior shoreline, is owned by Terrace Bay Pulp. The mill. however, is now in creditor protection.

Committee Chair of the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists Susan Bryan says the land they’re interested in was originally marketed for cottages, but they have a better plan.

“Visitors flock to this area to see these sites,” she said in an interview with CKPR Radio. “If it became cottage lots and marina developments all the way along then Terrace Bay would be the loser.

“I think for the public, and for the community itself, this is the best possible plan.”

The land includes shoreline between Hydro Bay and the mouth of the Aguasabon River along with 15 small islands just offshore.

The purchase is expected to close on July 15.

The Mayor of Terrace Bay is also looking at some of the mill’s property with interest.

Jody Davis says the town hopes to purchase the golf course as well as a chunk of the waterfront.


(CKPR Radio)

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musicferret says:
This is an AMAZING gift to future generations by the TBFN!

Unlike the Lakehead Regional "Conservation" Authority which has allowed logging in their Mills Block "Conservation" area, and allowed a road to be built through Silver Harbour "Conservation" area so that people could build camps on the pristine shoreline, the TBFN does what really needs to be done: They fundraise, they buy property, then they protect it 100% in perpetuity.

An amazing group. I have donated to this nature preserve and urge others to do the same! It feels good to know that this huge area will be there for my children and great grandchildren.
5/22/2014 3:31:56 PM
Commonsense says:
This is really great news, seeing this property designated as nature preserve, and not becoming private camps. Would have been nice for province to take same steps this group is taking.
I will certainly step forward and donate!
The town of Terrace Bay should think carefully about what they will do with the property they hope to acquire.
Million dollars homes, and private beaches should not be final plan!
5/27/2014 9:36:58 AM
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