Acres: 77

Status: Not Open to the Public

Protected: January 14, 2021

Donors: Reet & Jaanus Marley and family

Landscape: Black River Wildlands

The Whitney Wetland is a 30 acre parcel that creates an important connection to the protected McIssac Wetland which was protected in 1998.

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Landscape & Species

  • part of Mud Lake provincially significant wetland
  • this wetland area acts like a giant sponge, gradually releasing snowmelt and rainwater to St. John’s Creek
  • mixed forest cover with white cedar, eastern hemlock, white birch, red maple and poplar species
  • provides habitat for many birds, frogs, salamanders and toads
  • regular sightings of black bears
  • good populations of wetland wildflowers