Nature Conservancy of Canada acquires more land in Codroy Valley
NCC purchasing an additional 150 acres along the Grand Codroy River in Doyles
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.
"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.
"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.