Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) announced today that they have reached an agreement to acquire the Blind Bay property that was being sought by US Customs and Border Patrol. The preservation of one of the most prolific muskellunge spawning areas in the Upper St. Lawrence River, located in Blind Bay, is very important to the survival of the apex predator in the River. Save The River Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper® applauds TILT’s bold initiative in preserving this critical habitat that is essential to support biodiversity in the River and its shorelines. Blind Bay is a 1000 Islands ecological treasure that must be preserved now and for future generations.
TILT’s commitment to preserving critical environmental habitat along the St. Lawrence River combined with Save The River’s advocacy on behalf of the River’s environment has made this Blind Bay acquisition possible. It is an excellent example of advocacy and preservation working hand in hand for the long term benefit of the River.