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

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

Sandy Point (St. George’s)

This 2,471 acre (1,000-hectare) island is based in St. George’s Bay, on the southwest coast of Newfoundland. Its diverse landscape, with dunes and salt marshes, is uncommon to this coastal region, usually made up of rocky shorelines and steep cliffs. Such a unique environment attracts numerous bird species, including the endangered piping plover. Historically, Sandy Point was once the largest community on the western edge of the province. Today, you can still see the structural remains of the island’s former inhabitants. NCC is currently protecting nine properties here, for a total of almost 70 acres (28 ha.).

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