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45,000 acres - Big Grass Marsh Conserved in Manitoba


Big Grass Marsh, a Manitoba wetland about five times the size of Birds Hill Park in Winnipeg has been protected by the municipalities of Lakeview and Westbourne for conservation. This is the largest such land donation in the provinces history, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced. This is the largest conservation agreement of its kind in Canada. The two municipalities have signed conservation agreements with the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation that will permanently protect 45,000 acres of wetland and aspen parklands near the south portion of Lake Manitoba. It will continue to be open to hunting and trapping.