Wallaceburg Sycamore Woods
Wallaceburg Sycamore Woods was created in 2005 when Sydenham Field Naturalists identified that this land parcel was up for sale and worked with the municipality of Chatham-Kent to save WSW. The municipality offered surveys, severance and legal costs while the SFN conducted a fundraising campaign to raise the purchase price of $63,000 for the property.
The partnership details include the municipality taking ownership of WSW with the SFN acting as stewards in managing WSW as a nature reserve. Since acquiring this property, the SFN have raised approximately $10,000 for ecological restoration on site. Volunteers and club members have planted native shrubs and wildflowers in the forested area and we have established tallgrass prairie in a buffer zone to the south of the woodland.
This property is located behind Maplewood Crescent in Wallaceburg. The reserve is unfortunately not accessible to the public however it is accessible to our SFN members; watch our outings schedule for an opportunity to tour this gem.
Check out some of our blog posts related to the Wallaceburg Sycamore Woods:
In 2005, upon learning of the sale of the Puskas Family Farm, the Sydenham Field Naturalists acted quickly to contact the new landowner about the ten acres of woodland on that farm. Working with an agreeable landowner, an Agreement of Sale was reached. Having viewed...read more