Carl Weldon and Janet Guillard have donated a property on South Bay in Balsam Lake to Kawartha Conservaton through the Ecological Gifts Program.
The property is 72.3 acres of wetland located on the east side of Elm Tree Road with 1,547 feet of shoreline frontage on Balsam Lake. It is part of a much larger wetland complex which extends to the west, across Elm Tree Road, that has potential to form a large wetland conservation area for education, viewing, and interpretation purposes.
The federal Ecological Gifts Program provides tax incentives to people who donate ecologically significant lands meeting their criteria.
Much thanks to Mr. Weldon and Ms. Guillard for making the donation, and their commitment to conservation!