The Plant an Old-Growth Forest Project has a slightly amended name and will now be called the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest. This ecological restoration and conservation project on 40 hectares began in 2006 and is integral to the work and mission of Ignatius Jesuit Centre (IJC) in sharing the sacredness of Creation through spiritual development and the caring for the land.
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The Old-Growth Forest Project aims to create a sanctuary for both people and wildlife by restoring a 40-hectare parcel of Ignatius Jesuit Centre land to vibrant forest and wetland communities with their associated cold water creek.
The project site is just north of the City of Guelph and stretches eastward from Highway 6 North to Victoria Road. At present it is a mosaic of farm field, wetland, meadow, and regenerating forest. Marden Creek runs through the site to its confluence with the Speed River, which is bordered by the site for about a 2 km stretch.