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Forest Donated To Saugeen Conservation

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A large piece of property south of Kincardine is changing hands.
A total of 100 acres of forested land has been donated to Saugeen Conservation from the Martyn Family from the Pine River area.
The donation was made in memory of Donald ‘Murray’ Martyn.   The property has been in the Martyn family since 1852.
Jim Penner, Manager of Forestry with Saugeen Conservation says this 100 acre property is a haven for local wildlife because of its size and the fact that it’s one of the few larger forested properties in the Pine River Watershed.
Saugeen Conservation will erect a special sign on the property in recognition of the generosity of the Martyn Family.
Luke Charbonneau, Chair of Saugeen Conservation, stated, “This is an exceptional property in that it is entirely forested. Only approximately 7 per cent of the Pine River Watershed is forested. To have a piece of property within this watershed, entirely forested, is a real gift”.
Murray’s daughters remember planting trees on the property when they were young girls. “My dad was always an outdoorsman”, stated Mary, one of his daughters. “He took great pleasure in the planning and planting of thousands of seedlings. Over the years he spent many happy hours wandering the property, planting additional native species and making note of the increasing wildlife.”