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Walk for Nature at Alba Wilderness

Walk for Nature at Alba Wilderness

On Sunday, May 3 the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy is hosting a fund-raising Walk for Nature at Alba Wilderness in Flower Station. The walk, guided by local naturalists, will go though woodlands, beside beaver ponds and wetlands to the top of Blueberry Mountain where the vista is stunning. This delightful property, rich in natural heritage, has been named one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County: this is an opportunity to find out why.

This spring the Clifford family donated the 1200 acre Alba Wilderness property under a Conservation Easement to the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy to ensure that it will be protected in its natural state for the next 999 years. To raise funds to cover the MMLTC costs of acquiring this Conservation Easement, there will be an entrance fee of $10 per person. By supporting MMLTC you make it possible for beautiful, ecologically sensitive properties, such as this one, be provided long-term protection.

The return hike to the top of the mountain and back takes approximately 45 minutes each way with a short steep climb to the top. Starting out at 10:00 you may wish to bring along a lunch to enjoy at the lookout but some light refreshments will also be available upon return. Spring weather causes runoff down the mountainside so appropriate footwear is advised. The Nature Walk will take place rain or shine.

Alba Wilderness is located at 502 Hills of Peace Rd in Flower Station. Information sheets including maps with directions are available at Nature Lover’s Bookshop in Lanark, Riverguild in Perth and Miller’s Tale in Almonte.

Further information visit www.mmltc.ca  or call Alba at 613 259-3412.

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