East Syndicate Island (Cowan)
Property Location:Stony Lake
In 2005, Mr. Cowan had placed a conservation easement agreement (CEA) on East Syndicate Island that has been held by KLT and was registered with the Environment Canada Ecological Gifts Program. A CEA protects the natural conservation values while continuing to allow private ownership of the land.
Mr. Cowan left ownership of the Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve but also the remaining ‘title’ of East Syndicate Island, and a generous cash donation to KLT through his final estate.
The Island is the last large, undeveloped island left on Stony Lake, and is part of a wildlife corridor between the granite north shore and the limestone south shore.