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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.

Rideau Waterway Land Trust, P.O. Box 42, Elgin, Ontario, K0G 1E0 Canada. Phone: +1 (343) 653 2500

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