Help Create a New Nature Reserve

Over the last 40 years, the Bruce Trail Conservancy has secured nearly 2000 acres of land in southern Ontario’s Beaver Valley. Today, the BTC has the opportunity to add 67 more acres of irreplaceable Valley land to their conservation corridor. The proposed Lower Valley Road Nature Reserve is adjacent to Provincial land around Hoggs Falls, in a water-rich area where the Boyne and Beaver Rivers converge.


David Loopstra on the Beaver Valley’s ‘Falling Water’ section of the Bruce Trail. GLEN HARRIS PHOTO.


Preservation of these 67 acres will mean a 13km stretch of permanently secured Bruce Trail within a total of 730 acres of land protected by the BTC and the Province. This is a rugged and scenic stretch of land boasting a naturalizing orchard meadow, a thriving wetland that feeds the Boyne River, high hog’s back side-slopes and, most notably, an extensive maturing hardwood forest.

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The Dalglish Family Foundation has committed $100,000 towards the Lower Valley Road Nature Reserve. They hope this gift will inspire others to give as well. Now you can help the BTC raise an additional $356,000 to ensure this land remains forever natural and accessible to the public.


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The opportunity to secure land as beautiful and critical as Lower Valley Road Nature Reserve is not an everyday occurrence. We need to act now to ensure it is protected inside the Bruce Trail’s conservation corridor.

Please give today and help create Lower Valley Road Nature Reserve.