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Conservation

South Nation Conservation monitors the Leitrim Wetland that borders the Findlay Creek community. A 1,000-foot cedar boardwalk leading into the wetlands was built as a partnership between South Nation Conservation, Tartan and Tamarack Homes, at a cost of more than $100,000. Tartan and Tamarack Homes provides $200 per house sold for stewardship and educational activities within the wetland.

Leitrim Wetland Boardwalk

Leitrim Wetland Boardwalk

A platform was built at the end of the walk allowing an unhindered view of the wetland known as a “calcareous fen” characterized by small streams running through peat moss tufts. The insect-eating pitcher plant is among the interesting flora which grow in the fen.

In all, some 500 plant species are present in the 800-acre complex wetland. Ancient cedars, hemlocks, white pines and larches help provide habitat for 90 species of migratory birds.

South Nation Conservation is raising funds for the ongoing repairs and maintenance of the boardwalk, whose lifespan is expected to be 15-20 years. Click the image to print off the form and mail it in.

Wetland Sign

Wetland Sign


There is a conservation interpretation area at 2925 Findlay Creek Drive to inform and educate the public about the Leitrim Wetland.

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