BRINSTON — The Robert Graham Conservation Area will be closed for eight weeks in early September while trees are cut as part of “scheduled maintenance.”
“We will be removing lesser quality trees and retaining those that are good quality to improve the overall forest health,” said Pat Piitz, Team Lead Property for South Nation Conservation. Located at 10361 County Rd. 18 on the western outskirt of South Dundas, the property will be re-opened in time for the public to enjoy winter activities, according to the local watershed authority.
Piitz encourages the public to instead visit SNC’s 13 other Conservation Areas throughout the jurisdiction during the temporary closure at the Robert Graham Conservation Area. The nearest example, Two Creeks Conservation Area, lies just a few kilometers away, between Morrisburg and Iroquois on County Rd. 2. At Two Creeks, visitors can enjoy 4.5 km of marked trails with interpretive signage throughout a coastal ecosystem with grassland floodplains and lowland forests.
SNC’s network of 14 Conservation Areas are available free of charge to residents, providing countless recreational opportunities to discover wildlife and their habitat in Eastern Ontario.