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Hammond man donates Chippewa Bay land for conservation

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CHIPPEWA BAY — A man has donated more than 71 acres to conserve land in Chippewa Bay.

The land will be used by the Thousand Islands Land Trust and its partners to preserve north country landscapes and prevent development. To date, 8,200 acres have been preserved since the trust was founded in 1985.

Donated by Allan P. Newell on Dec. 19, the land is wooded property on the northeast side of Chippewa Bay along the St. Lawrence River.

Combined with 64 acres known as the Baxter property, which already was purchased through the North American Conservation Act fund, the land will become part of the Chippewa Bay conservation initiative. The initiative is aimed at protecting fish spawning and wildlife conservation and providing public access to the water.

Trails will be created and maintained for public use, according to TILT representatives.

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