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Title: Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, Ruth Hussey Memorial
Identifier: SK0060
Date of Original Photo: Spring ca 1990
Image Type: Col Photo, 15x10 cm
Subject: Rattray Marsh Conservation Area (Mississauga, Ont.)
Donor: Alan Skeoch
Location: Rattray Marsh Conservation Area

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Description: Ruth Hussey spent years tirelessly pursuing the preservation of Rattray Marsh and inspiring others to this cause. She died in July 1984. The memorial reads, "Ruth Hussey. Because of her, Rattray Marsh is ours." The Rattray Marsh is a protected natural conservation area, accessible from Meadow Wood Road (north of Orr Road) or through Jack Darling Memorial Park. In Wilmot's survey the marsh was originally called Cranberry Marsh. It was bought by Major James Rattray in 1945. After his death in 1959 various groups fought to save the marsh as a conservation area. The Rattray Marsh Conservation Area was officially opened on October 5, 1975.
Agency: Mississauga Library System