Jack van Nostrand Nature Reserve

Thanks to the generosity of John and Kate van Nostrand of Toronto, in December 2016 the Northumberland Land Trust received the gift of a sixth property. Property is owned in fee-simple by the NLT.

LOCATION Northumberland County
MUNICIPALITY Township of Alnwick/Haldimand
LATITUDE & LOGITUDE 43° 58′ 52″ N, 77° 59′ 09″ W
NEAREST TOWN GRAFTON
DESCRIPTION CON B PT LOT 16 S/S ORCHARD GROVE ROAD
ROLL NUMBER 14-50-116-010-10300-0000
TOTAL PROPERTY SIZE 35.28 acres including about 400 m of Lake Ontario shoreline in natural condition. Area identified as Critical Habitat for Species At Risk: 29.77 acres
LAND CLASSIFICATION Wetland 80% (Provincially Significant Wetland 80%), Forest/Woodland 20% 
HISTORY This newest NLT Nature Reserve will be known as the Jack van Nostrand Nature Reserve (Jack’s Marsh) in memory of John’s grandfather (who was a great friend of Frank Kortright, one of Ontario’s early conservationists) and father, who were both known as Jack van Nostrand. 
ACQUISITION DATE Dec. 30, 2016. The acquisition of this nature reserve has been made possible in part through the Federal Ecogift Program. 
ECOLOGICAL GIFT NUMBER 656 

Thanks to the generosity of John and Kate van Nostrand of Toronto, in December 2016 the Northumberland Land Trust received this eco-gift which is owned in fee-simple by the NLT.

Located a short distance south and east of Grafton, this 14 ha (35 acre) Nature Reserve includes a sizable portion of a Provincially Significant Wetland as well as a drier wooded area. The wetland is largely cattail marsh bordered by alder swamp and wet woodland. Along its south edge is about 400 m of pristine Lake Ontario shoreline, an increasingly rare habitat.


For more information about pedestrian access to this property please contact info@nltrust.ca

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