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Hunting Not Allowed at Beaver Meadow or Conservation Areas

Quinte Conservation is reminding residents that hunting is not allowed at local conservation areas that are used for hiking and picnicking. General Manager Terry Murphy says, “These public green spaces remain popular for hiking and birding throughout the year and we want to make it clear that hunting is not permitted at Beaver Meadow Wildlife Management Area or any of our other local conservation areas.”

Murphy explains, “Prince Edward County’s Beaver Meadow Wildlife Management Area features a large wetland that is home to wood ducks, osprey and herons. In the past there was a controlled duck hunt at Beaver Meadow. In 2010 the Quinte Conservation board decided to ban all hunting at the property in the interests of public safety. It’s a popular spot for hikers and birders in the fall and hunting is not allowed.”

Quinte Conservation acquired the Beaver Meadow property in 1970 to be managed for wildlife.

The public can enjoy nature at the conservation areas between dawn and dusk. Quinte Conservation owns 23 Conservation Areas that are open to the public. Visitors can expect to see a variety of wildlife and plants at local conservation areas. Some sites have significant natural features, such as Massassauga Point Conservation Area, with its rare bur oak savannah. Other highlights include a wetland boardwalk at the Frink Centre, a pioneer homestead at O’Hara Mill, a spectacular maple forest at Portland, and a cobblestone beach and panoramic view at Little Bluff.

Hunting is permitted at Depot Lakes Conservation Area near Verona and the trails at that area are closed during hunting season.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony.

For more information:
Jennifer May-Anderson
Jennifer May-Anderson
Communications Manager
(613) 968-3434 ext. 125
(613) 354-3312 ext. 125

 

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