One of Prince Edward Island best known and most loved companies, COWS, has made a significant gift and commitment to the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust. Hon. Marion Reid and Bill Andrew, honorary co-chairs of the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust visited the COWS CREAMERY recently to receive the first of three annual gifts totaling $200,000 from Jackie McIntyre representing COWS.
“The goal of the Land Trust is to preserve in perpetuity, for agricultural use only, a portion of PEI’s North Shore that is not only incredibly beautiful but also culturally significant,” says Bill Andrew. “COWS makes the best ice cream in Canada. They do that with the best milk from great people who operate our finest farms. This generous gift underscores agriculture as a central pillar of a healthy, prosperous province,” adds Andrew.
When complete, The L.M. Montgomery Seashore, in tribute to one of the world’s most beloved authors, will be over 400 acres of spectacular land that now exist in numerous privately held parcels. The L.M. Montgomery Land Trust, a registered charity, accepts donations that will be used to preserve the land from development.
Already in 2011, the Land Trust announced a gift of $250,000 from the estate of Marc Gallant and the acquisition of the 135 acre “Ash Property.” The gift from COWS, which will be directed to the Ash Property Fund, establishes 2011 as the most successful year in the 17-year history of the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust.