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Protected Properties

The LBHF now manages 247-acres of forested land, nearly one mile of shoreline and nearly half of the lower Oxtongue River. The Boothby and Pyke properties are in partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Oxtongue River is owned by the LBHF. We also work with landowners to explain how conservation easements can protect their natural space.

The following describes these properties and also includes PDF reports by a naturalist retained by LBHF to assess the sites.

The Egbert Boothby Property

The John Pyke Property

The Oxtongue River Property

 

Our Results
  • Acquired over 50 per cent of the Lower Oxtongue River for permanent protection, including 6.5 km of shoreline.
  • Preserved one mile of natural shoreline and 47-acres of forest at Port Cunnington.
  • Partnered with the Ontario Heritage Trust to be the steward of the 100-acre Pyke property near Brown's Brae.
  • Recognized more than 30 building owners with plaques for heritage property protection.
  • Encouraged the Township to create a Heritage Committee of Council to encourage protection.
  • Rescued the Bigwin ferry from a sunken mooring in 1991 and conducted feasibility studies to transfer to the current Navigation Society for restoration.
  • Established the Harriet T. Weaver Memorial Trust which funds two bursaries each year to assist one student from each of Bracebridge and Huntsville high schools to help pay for their first year of university or college.
Events
12.17.16
Bird Count at Marsh's Falls
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Contact Us

Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 81
Baysville, Ontario
P0B 1A0

416-284-0389
info@lakeofbaysheritage.ca