The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) is a volunteer-based charity committed to ensuring that wild landscapes are protected for us, our children, and grandchildren. MMLT stewards over 3,200 ac. in the region—some lands it owns, other lands on which it has a Conservation Agreement with the landowner.
Over the past few years, people have turned to nature by the thousands and the Land Trust has been pleased to welcome our neighbours to four properties with trails open to the public; High Lonesome Nature Reserve (Pakenham), cliffLAND (Blueberry Mountain near Lanark), Poole Family Nature Sanctuary (Carleton Place), and Rose Hill Nature Reserve (Denbigh).
On Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 AM, LAKE 88.1 FM will broadcast a one-hour Radiothon to benefit the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust on its About the House program with special guest, Dr. Paul Keddy.
“I have recently visited the new 200 ac. Land Trust property in Mississippi Mills. The property will open this fall and has several interesting features that are ecologically important to the region. I’ll also speak about the huge storm the hit the Ottawa Valley a few weeks ago. Some were without power for more than a week. Roads and power lines were blocked with fallen trees. And, on land trust properties, trees were felled across many of our trails. It would be easy to assume that our properties in particular, and our forests in general, were harmed. Actually, it is not so. I have been asked to say something about the role of natural events like storms in forest ecology and hope you’ll join me for the discussion.”
Tune in to the Lake 88.1 Radiothon at 8:00 AM on Saturday, July 16 to enjoy the discussion and offer your support for the important work of the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust. Phone lines will be open for donations from 8 AM until 6 PM (613-253-2722). You can also donate online anytime at http://www.mmlt.ca
This event is sponsored in part by Lake 88.1 FM, Somewhere Inn Calabogie and KPMG.