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

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

Holman’s Island (Summerside)

This 91 acre (36 ha.) island was once the site of P.E.I’s first summer resort; now, it’s under the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s permanent protection as a “hotel for birds”. The area features a large salt marsh and old growth, acadian forest, making it an ideal habitat for a diverse range of species, including the redback salamander, Atlantic white-sided dolphin and the endangered red knot shorebird.

NCC acquired Holman’s Island with the assistance of 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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