Lyn MacMillan’s favourite landscape, the Niagara Escarpment.
The world needs more Lyns.
Lyn MacMillan recently passed away at 94 years old. A renowned environmentalist, she was a tenacious fighter for protection of the Niagara Escarpment. After moving to Canada from England when she was young, she was consistently involved in environmental efforts protecting the Escarpment from development.
She established the Coalition on the Niagara Escarpment(CONE), a non-profit alliance of environmental groups that championed the implementation of the Niagara Escarpment Plan and currently defends its natural heritage.
It’s because of champions like Lyn that the Escarpment has been protected for almost 40 years and is now part of the much larger Greenbelt. In 2012, the Niagara Escarpment Commission honoured Lyn with the Lifetime Niagara Escarpment Achievement Award. It goes without question that her lifetime has seen much success that will benefit the Greenbelt—and Ontario—in the years to come.
I will continue to remember Lyn’s contributions when hiking along the Bruce Trail. After a life of triumphs, future generations have a very determined woman to thank.
Read more about Lyn in the Globe and Mail.