The Prince Edward County Heritage Advisory Committee (PEHAC) honoured Mark Stabb and Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today with the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Landscapes Award for NCC's contributions to the Hudgin-Rose project. NCC has collaborated with Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust and SSJI to create a  31-hectare (76-acre) conserved area on Ostrander Point Road in South Marysburgh.

Photo of Hudgin log house by David Coulson, courtesy of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

This unique landscape has a long human and natural history. Originally settled by the Moses Hudgin family, the property is home to a historic log house that dates back to 1865. The Rose family later cared for the land and the building, and their stewardship led to the heritage designation for the home.

Each year, PEHAC recognizes individuals, groups, and organizations in the community who have made outstanding contributions toward the preservation and promotion of local heritage.

Mayor Steve Ferguson presented the 2020 Prince Edward County Heritage Awards as part of the Flashback February celebrations.  Along with NCC’s award The Armoury Group received the Conservation of Built Heritage Award  and PEC author Janet Kellough accepted the Heritage Awareness and Advocacy Award.

“Congratulations to this year’s winners. Their hard work and effort preserving and promoting the County’s heritage deserves much praise and recognition,” Mayor Ferguson said. “They have set an outstanding example for others to follow.”

Find more about NCC's work in conserving this unique South Marysburgh landscape on NCC's website.

Mayor Steve Ferguson (far left) and Ken Dewar, Chair of the PEHAC (far right), presented awards to (left to right) Mark Stabb, Program Director, Central Ontario - East, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Amanda Tracey, Coordinator Conservation Biology - Central Ontario - East, NCC, writer Janet Kellough, and Scott Bailey and Lindsay Reid of Branch Architecture, Armoury Group.