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Community volunteers come together to repair free boat launch

Big Rock Landing boat launch a popular debarkation point for kayakers and nature lovers, MTM Conservation Association board member says

MTM Conservation Association, the group responsible for managing Matchedash Bay Provincial Wildlife Area as well as Tiny Marsh and Marl Lake, is very pleased to announce that much needed improvements to our Big Rock Landing boat launch and parking facilities have been completed.

The York Bassmasters spearheaded the initiative to restore the facility with material donated by Lafarge's Coldwater Quarry and with equipment and personnel provided by Empire Paving. After years of chronic underfunding by successive governments the boat launch and parking area had fallen into serious disrepair with potholes large enough to swallow a compact car.

Now thanks to these generous volunteers and donors it is once again a source of pride for MTM Conservation Association.

For those unfamiliar with Big Rock Landing, it is located on Lawson Line in the Township of Severn. The facility offers a free boat launch (donations are encouraged!) and is very popular with local fishers, hunters, kayakers and nature lovers.

It offers a scenic view of Matchedash Bay from atop the Big Rock and is the gateway to MTM's other wildlife areas in the immediate area.

MTM Conservation wishes to thank our generous supporters and is very pleased to have the York Bassmasters as our partner in conservation.

The Marl Tiny Matchedash (MTM) Conservation Association is an incorporated, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to managing one Provincial Resource Management Area and two Provincial Wildlife Areas which are Marl Lake, Tiny Marsh, and Matchedash Bay in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Ducks Unlimited Canada.

(Bob Codd is an MTM board member.)