It is important to preserve areas of natural significance for residents and visitors to enjoy. Mississippi Valley Conservation (MVC) owns and manages 410 ha. of conservation area lands within the watershed.
Our three most popular conservation areas are the historic Mill of Kintail, Purdon Conservation Area, Canada’s largest native colony of the Showy Lady’s Slipper orchids and Morris Island Conservation Area, a distinctive group of islands in the Ottawa River. Role of Conservation Areas in Ontario.