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East Syndicate Island (Cowan)

Property Location:

Stony Lake

Donor:

Norman Cowan

Acreage:

5.1 Acres

Open to Public:

No

Year Protected:

2006

Protection:

Fee Simple

Interesting Features:

East Syndicate Island was initially placed under a Conservation Easement Agreement (CEA) in 2005 by owner Mr. Cowan. The CEA allows the owner to retain private ownership while also providing them with the resources needed to effectively protect the land.

Mr. Cowan left ownership of the Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve but also the remaining ‘title’ of East Syndicate Island to the 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.