Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Freshwater Bay (Blackhead)

This 243 acre (98 ha.) prospective nature reserve is located between Blackhead and St. John’s, with the northeastern edge reaching a naturally-formed rocky barachois that divides Freshwater Bay Pond and Freshwater Bay. This property consists of boreal forests, mixed wetlands and coastal shores that provide a buffer for several seabird colonies, including the vulnerable black-legged kittiwake.

The Freshwater Bay project is partially supported by the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.

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