|The Nature Nation E-Newsletter
Malcolm Bluffs - Protected Forever
Last month our sister group Ontario Nature celebrated a successful end to the campaign to establish Ontario’s second largest nature reserve. Thanks to the generous gift of the late Hugo Germeraad, a stunning stretch of Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula was now protected into perpetuity. Hugo Germeraad, a nature advocate, naturalist and long-time member of Nature Canada, bequeathed a gift in his Will for the acquisition of a nature reserve.
Located some 40 kilometres north of Owen Sound, amidst one of the largest unprotected expanses of woodland on the Niagara Escarpment, this biodiversity hotspot includes Georgian Bay shoreline, wetlands, woodlands, uplands, escarpment and cliff face. A 4-kilometre section of the Bruce Trail crosses along the top of the property’s terraced bluffs, and the views are breathtaking.
Nature Canada allocated the funds to our sister organization Ontario Nature to purchase the 233 hectare parcel – the largest of the three spectacular adjoining properties that together constitute the Malcolm Bluffs Shores Nature Reserve.
Ontario Nature created a slideshow of the reserve to share with its supporters and friends and to thank Nature Canada for its participation in the land acquisition. Please take a moment to watch the slideshow.
Hugo Germeraad is remembered by his family as a man “completely in harmony with nature.” He was an avid birdwatcher, involved with many local naturalist clubs and a member of Nature Canada since the 1970s. He provided nesting places for migratory song birds and birds of prey – and local wild birds would eat right out of his hand.
For more information about how you can leave your own natural legacy with a gift in your Will, please call Jodi Joy at 1-800-267-4088 ext 239 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org