Sackville is changing the boundaries of its Waterfowl Park

The Lund property just west of Squire Street adds woodland to the Waterfowl Park

At its meeting Monday evening, town council gave approval in principle to a bylaw changing the boundaries of the Sackville Waterfowl Park.

The changes reflect the addition of nearly 20 acres of marsh, woodland and meadow bequeathed to the town as an ecological gift by Daniel Lund who died in 2013.

The Lund property increases the size of the existing 55-acre Waterfowl Park by about a third

Last August, town council approved spending $15,000 to create a small visitor parking lot just off Squire Street and to restore a cobblestone trail that Lund built. The trail will lead to a small cairn telling visitors about Lund and his gift.

Town manager Jamie Burke says staff began building the trail last fall, but the work was interrupted by the early arrival of winter.

He said the work will continue when the snow has melted.

In the meantime, the Sackville Rotary Club has agreed to finance a bridge that will connect the trail on the Lund property to one in the existing Waterfowl Park.

For earlier coverage including a brief history of the Waterfowl Park, click here.

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1 Response to Sackville is changing the boundaries of its Waterfowl Park

  1. Brenda says:

    Congrats on the environmentally positive decision. I love it when nature wins. Thank you!!

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