Deer Ridge Conservation Area
Kettle Creek Environmental Trust is excited to support the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority in the establishment of its newest Conservation Area – Deer Ridge Conservation Area. Ted and Duggie Gill and family donated this 46 acre property to the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority to ensure the property is protected in perpetuity.
The donation is an important step toward protecting and enhancing forest habitat in this area of the Kettle Creek watershed. In 2018 KCCA’s Watershed report Card ranked the Dodd Creek Subwatershed a D in forest cover. This property ensures that a significant stand of interior forest is protected. It is a part of the Middlemarch Forest Complex featuring beautiful vistas of Dodd Creek, tableland woodlot and wetland.
KCET is committed to supporting and investing in the long-term management of conservation lands and is currently accepting donations to support the development of Deer Ridge Conservation Area – and other conservation areas in the Kettle Creek Watershed. Funds will be directed toward invasive species management, restoration and trail development. If you are interested in supporting this project you can donate through our Canada Helps page.