The funds, totaling $57,500, are destined to pay for the replacement of the Springwater Forest Boardwalk and the repair and resurfacing of 2.4 kilometres of forest trails with limestone screenings. In addition, more than 30 laminated interpretive signs will be updated and replaced. Andrew Gunn, Trustee of the Dorothy Palmer Estate, has advised that the contribution be made in memory of Mrs. Palmer’s husband, John W.F. Palmer, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Authority who passed away in 2009.
Mr. Smale said “the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority is very appreciative of the donation from the Dorothy Palmer Estate which will ensure that the thousands of annual visitors will be able to continue to enjoy the natural beauty and uniqueness of the Springwater Forest”.