The L.M. Montgomery Land Trust has received a donation of $250,000 from the estate of Prince Edward Island artist and land use activist Marc Gallant, advancing the cause of preserving The L.M. Montgomery Seashore in tribute to one of the world’s most beloved authors.
An accomplished photographer, author, artist, graphic designer and outspoken advocate for the protection of the Island’s precious coastal landscapes, Gallant died in 1994.
Hon. Marion Reid, co-chair of the Trust’s fund-raising campaign, marked the donation by noting that Marc Gallant was a man ahead of his time in wishing to preserve Island coastal landscapes. “Marc was as passionate about the beauty of Prince Edward Island as he was about his artistic endeavors,” said Marion Reid. “This important contribution is testament to that fact.”