Size: 78 acres
Protected Since: September 30, 2011
Maintained Trails: Yes
Habitats: Meadow, Wetland, Early Successional Forest and Carolinian Forest
Address: 1653 Front Rd. St. Williams, ON
NOTE: Trails at this site are currently closed due to invasive species management.
Shirley & George Pond Nature Reserve
This nature reserve was dedicated in honour of Shirley & George Pond in 2014 in recognition of their years of contributions to conservation in the region.
The location and size of the property presented a significant and exciting opportunity for Long Point Basin Land Trust to improve wildlife habitat and increase natural linkages in the area through ecological restoration. Nestled just north of the Turkey Point Marsh, the Shirley & George Pond Nature Reserve protects a diversity of habitats including forests, meadows, and the east branch of Forestville Creek.
The ongoing ecological restoration efforts aim to increase natural habitat along the Lake Erie shoreline, connect inland woodlands with coastal marshes, and improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat throughout the watershed into Turkey Point Marsh and Lake Erie’s Long Point Bay.