Remembering Muriel Braham

submitted by Elizabeth Chatten
I first met Muriel Braham when she came to our farm store to buy apples. She brought me heart nuts that she grew on her mature nut trees in Grafton. Muriel belonged to the Niagara Nut Growers association and enjoyed visiting with fellow nut growers.
When she saw the Lone Pine Marsh property for sale she felt she wanted to buy the land to preserve it . Not having enough money for the purchase price she went to talk to her bank manager. She must have told a good story as the bank loaned her the money she needed to buy the land. The name she chose came from the lone pine tree growing on the property.
I invited her to be a guest speaker at one of our monthly meetings of the Brighton Horticultural Society. Many people enjoyed hearing about the interesting things she was doing.
Muriel would be surprised and very pleased to see how her idea of a land trust for this area has grown over the years.

Lone Pine Land Trust

Lone Pine Land Trust is a non-profit charity based in Northumberland County.