Islands in "The Bog" Nature Reserve
In 2003, the Rideau Waterway Land Trust reached an agreement to acquire the twelve remaining unprotected islands in the area known as “The Bog”. The Bog is a Class 1 – Provincially Significant Wetland – the highest possible wetland rating in Ontario and is located in the north-eastern corner of Newboro Lake. In addition to being a Class 1 Wetland, this area is also designated as a provincial fish sanctuary, an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) and has been identified as a key area of interest within the UN Biosphere Reserve.
The Bog is recognized as an important plant and wildlife nursery, nesting site, feeding grounds and resting place for birds, fish and small animals. These twelve islands, range in size from a half acre to over three acres and form an integral part of this wetland complex.