Marble Woodlands

Marble Woodlands

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Site Details

Total area: 200 acres

Address: Concession 4A. Mississippi Mills, ON, K0A 1A0

Parking: A trail is in development and is anticipated to open in October 2022

Total Length of Trails:  TBD

Terrain/Accessibility:

Dogs: Permitted. Must be kept on a leash and pet waste picked up and removed.

History

When the land was purchased by Janet and Noel Noyes-Browns in 1980, it was in an abandoned state. It was only after discovering and clearing lost trails through the trees they discovered the wide range of trees, large outcrops of rocks and wetlands. Their awareness of the urgent need to combat climate change, maintain biodiversity, the importance of trees to retain water and absorb CO2 etc. was front of mind for the Noyes-Browns. “That some features of this land are of special interest and that it will be protected in perpetuity is a real gift for us. Although we had seen what appeared to be quartzite in the ground we did not know that the underlying material on the property was in fact marble. It is with this knowledge that we are happy with calling the property MARBLE WOODLANDS.”

Nature Highlights

The newly protected 200 acres of Marble Woodlands are a mosaic of upland and wetlands including deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forest, deciduous and coniferous swamp, thicket swamp and marsh.

Although a field on the property has had annual haying and some areas of the forest have seen human interaction, they are now in a state of regeneration. Over 250 species of plants, 20 species of insects, 4 species of reptiles and amphibians, 20 species of birds, and 7 species of mammals were identified during the initial property assessment. Several have been identified as at risk or of special interest.