Oct. 10, 2019 – We’re updating Foley Mountain Conservation Area’s management plan, and we want your input on the future of Westport’s favourite outdoor oasis.
The updated plan will guide the next 10 years of resource management, habitat enhancement, programming, infrastructure upgrades and other developments at Foley Mountain to best meet the needs and desires of visitors, donors, nearby businesses and other stakeholders.
“We welcome public input, especially from our regular visitors and supporters who spend a lot of time in the park,” said Rebecca Whitman, site supervisor at Foley Mountain. “This is your chance to tell us what you love about Foley, and what you’d like to see improved.”
Foley Mountain Conservation Area is one of 11 conservation areas owned and operated by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. Located in Westport, ON overlooking the Upper Rideau Waterway, Foley is famous for its Spy Rock lookout, 10 kilometres of scenic hiking trails and hands-on outdoor education programs. The 337-hectare (833-acre) site is also known for its abundance of wildlife, including the threatened black rat snake which thrives on Foley’s granite ridge that forms part of the UNESCO-designated Frontenac Arch biosphere.
Once completed, the new management plan will provide clear goals and objectives for the site and offer strategies and recommendations to enhance the site for public use and enjoyment over the next decade.
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For more information about Foley Mountain, visit www.rvca.ca/conservation-areas/fee-required/foley-mountain-ca.
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