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Nature Conservancy of Canada acquires more land in Codroy Valley

NCC purchasing an additional 150 acres along the Grand Codroy River in Doyles

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada is in the process of acquiring more land in the Codroy Valley, near Doyles. (Mike Dembeck/Nature Conservancy of Canada)

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The Grand Codroy Estuary is about to get a little more grand, as the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is in the process of acquiring new land in the Codroy Valley.

The organization has been in the area for nearly 20 years and currently owns and protects 430 acres of land.

Now the group is purchasing an additional 150 acres along the Grand Codroy River in Doyles.

Codroy Valley tourism scenic September 2016 Newfoundland tourists

Once the Nature Conservancy of Canada finalizes its acquisition of more land near Doyles, the land will be used for public access. (Mike Dembeck/Nature Conservancy of Canada)

"We want to make sure (the land is) used by locals and visitors," said Lanna Campbell, with the NCC.

"Something that maybe private property owners may not allow to happen."

A wide variety of birds hang out in the area, Campbell said, including a large number of Canada geese.

Like all NCC nature reserves, once the land is officially purchased it will be open for public access.

Ducks in a row

The NCC is a not-for-profit land conservation organization and is fundraising to help with the sale of the Codroy Valley land, which should be finalized over the winter.

Codroy Valley Newfoundland in September 2016

The Nature Conservancy of Canada will control 530 acres of land in the Codroy Valley once it acquires 150 acres near Doyles. (Mike Dembeck/Nature Conservancy of Canada)

"There are always costs associated with acquiring land even if we're receiving it by donation," Campbell said.

"Having a land survey done, transactions using legal assistance and a lawyer — much like you would acquire a piece of land if you were buying it for yourself."

After the land is officially acquired, the NCC will have a public celebration in the spring.

Newfoundland's Codroy Valley September 2016

The Nature Conservancy of Canada will host a public celebration in 2017 for the acquisition of new land in the Codroy Valley. (Mike Dembeck/Nature Conservancy of Canada)

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