Land Trust Announces Co-Chairs
The L.M. Montgomery Land Trust is pleased to announce that the Hon. Marion Reid and William E. (Bill) Andrew will be honorary co-chairs of the Land Trust’s fundraising campaign to preserve the portion of PEI’s north shore known as the L.M. Montgomery Seashore.
“We are honoured to have the support of such notable Islanders,” said Peter Rukavina, chair of the Land Trust board of directors. “Marion Reid’s passion for our cause to preserve this iconic piece of PEI’s north shore continues to inspire and guide us.”
“Bill Andrew, whose grandmother Leta Andrew was a staunch promoter of L.M. Montgomery’s enduring contribution to PEI, shares her sentiment that preserving this particular landscape is important and will benefit both Islanders and visitors. We appreciate the contributions Marion Reid and Bill Andrew will make to our cause,” added Mr. Rukavina.
The L.M. Montgomery Seashore, in tribute to one of the world’s most beloved authors, encompasses over 400 acres of agricultural land along 4 kilometres of shoreline stretching from the Cape Tryon Lighthouse to the lighthouse in French River.
This particular land is one of the last sections of undeveloped seashore property on PEI’s north shore. It remains in farm use just as it was in the time of L.M. Montgomery who knew these fields, lanes and shores well. It is named for her because this magnificent landscape inspired, in part, Montgomery’s famous writings about PEI.
The volunteer board of the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust is working to raise several million dollars to preserve this iconic land and seascape for future generations to enjoy. The Land Trust is using the name of L.M. Montgomery with the approval of her heirs.
Active since 1994, the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust works to ensure the land stays in agricultural use and the landscapes and seascapes are preserved in perpetuity. To date, the Land Trust has preserved over 200 acres along the L.M. Montgomery Seashore.
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