family donates finkbeiner tract to abca

Family donates Finkbeiner Tract to ABCA

Paul Finkbeiner and his son Dalton have honoured the late Delton ‘Fink’ Finkbeiner by donating the Finkbeiner Tract property in the provincially significant Hay Swamp wetland complex to the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority.

Members of the Finkbeiner family say donating the Tract property is a great way to create a lasting, local legacy.

The Finkbeiner Tract is south of Highway 83 on the east side of Parr Line. The Ausable River runs through the property and the property plays an important role in managing runoff, and contributing towards improved water quality and watershed health.

The property will also provide unique opportunities for the community for nature appreciation and permitted outdoor recreation activities. The property will be closed to the public until ABCA staff can complete a risk management inspection and erect signage for the property.

There will be no formal trails on the Finkbeiner Tract but hiking will be permitted when it opens. Snowshoeing, bird watching, and hunting, with the purchase of a valid ABCA Hunting Permit, will also be permitted. All motorized vehicles are strictly prohibited in this nature area.

Updates on the status of the public access to this property can be found on the web site.

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