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Rines Creek (Donation)

Rines Creek. 2.2 acres in Shubenacadie River, Hants Co.
Donated by Dr. Albert Trillo

Significance

Saltmarsh.

Details

Dr. Alberto Trillo donated this 2.2 acre property, which is part of a mostly undyked saltmarsh located in the Shubenacadie River Rolling Hills natural landscape. The property contains no man made structures, and its southern boundary is a steep forested bank.

The preservation of this property (and the rest of the saltmarsh) is important ecologically and historically, given the rarity of undyked saltmarshes, in part due to the dyking of saltmarshes by colonial settlers. Due to the close proximity of the Shubenacadie River, the marsh receives adequate flooding and is consequently quite healthy.