January 7, 2008

Trust acquires Uncle Sammy’s Pond

Big plans are under way for the newest National Trust acquisition, a piece of land that includes a small fresh water feature known as Uncle Sammy’s Pond in West Bay.

The 3.5 acre site is set to become a wildlife reserve similar to the Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary in Spotts, with a boardwalk and bird blind already in the works.

The 1.3 acre pond is surrounded by a seasonally-flooded fresh water wetland, and is named in honour of Sam Parsons of Mount Pleasant, whose descendants still live in West Bay.

‘These environments are fast disappearing in Cayman, yet they play a critical role in the dry season when few fresh water sources remain to sustain local wildlife,’ said Trust General Manager Frank Roulstone.

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