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ACRE aims to save another 70 acres

Innovative deal struck to preserve McMartin land

A fundraising effort is underway to buy one of the largest undeveloped parcels left in Chelsea.


In early January, Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment (ACRE) and Pierre McMartin signed a deal to protect the majority of his 88 acres of land between the Larrimac Golf Course and Hwy. 5. McMartin is partially selling and partially donating 70 per cent of the parcel to ACRE. The 70 acres are appraised at $1.4 million and ACRE must raise $950,000 to buy it.


The well worn trails across the newly-named Jolicoeur-McMartin Forest in Larrimac will be preserved for community use thanks to a deal recently struck between the land owner Pierre McMartin and Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment. ACRE photo
The well worn trails across the newly-named Jolicoeur-McMartin Forest in Larrimac will be preserved for community use thanks to a deal recently struck between the land owner Pierre McMartin and Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment. ACRE photo