September 25  SEONews

‘Incredibly generous’: Town of Gananoque gifted 35-acre McLean … – Kingstonist

The Town of Gananoque has received a 35-acre gift of land from the McLean Family.

This managed forest is located at the east end of town, south of the commercial area that abuts the St. Lawrence River to the north; it has historically been enjoyed as part of the town’s trail system.

The lands will be formally named the “Judith McLean Woods” in honour of Judith Scott McLean. A plaque will be erected with the following wording as requested by the family:

“Judith Scott McLean Memorial Forest

Ivan and Marguerite Scott purchased this land as a working farm from the Dempster family in 1950. Their daughter Judy inherited the farm in 1981. Judy’s goal was to preserve a habitat for native plants and animals. In her memory, Judy’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are proud to donate this property in perpetuity to the Town of Gananoque. Our hope is that the residents of Gananoque and its visitors will respect and enjoy the natural beauty of this property as much as Judy did….

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