Purdon Conservation Area

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Purdon Conservation Area
Purdon CA reception area at base of stairs DSCN0498r.jpg
Beginning of the boardwalk
Map showing the location of Purdon Conservation Area
Map showing the location of Purdon Conservation Area
Location in Southern Ontario
Location Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Nearest city Ottawa
Coordinates 44°59′29″N 76°32′43″W / 44.99139°N 76.54528°W / 44.99139; -76.54528Coordinates: 44°59′29″N 76°32′43″W / 44.99139°N 76.54528°W / 44.99139; -76.54528[1]
Area 25 hectares (62 acres)
Established 1984 (1984)
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The Purdon Conservation Area in the municipality of Lanark Highlands, Lanark County in Eastern Ontario, Canada.[1] Located near the community of Lanark, it is operated by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority.[2]

The Purdon Conservation Area supports Canada's largest native colony of showy lady slipper orchids, some 16,000 plants. A smaller grouping of the orchids was discovered in the 1930s by Joe Purdon, after whom the conservation area is named, and who grew it to its larger size.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mississippi River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2018-01-11. 
  2. ^ Your Guide to Conservation Areas In Ontario (PDF). Conservation Ontario. 2011. p. 49. 
  3. ^ "Purdon Conservation Area". Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority. Retrieved 2018-01-11. 

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