Dear Friends of the Nature Trust,
Remember your favourite quiet moment this summer? Like many Nova Scotians I enjoyed kayaking the rivers and hiking in the forests so close to home. While we were enjoying the outdoors, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust was working to protect our natural places.
Will you join me in making a gift to protect Nova Scotia’s special places for tomorrow?
Because I know how much such special places mean to you, I want to share some very exciting conservation campaigns that are underway and ask for your help. You can help the Nature Trust take action today to protect Nova Scotia’s special places for tomorrow.
- In the 100 Wild Islands wilderness, you can explore untouched white sand beaches, idyllic sheltered coves, and dramatic, windswept headlands. The unique boreal rainforests, bogs and barrens, and over 250 kilometres of shoreline have been largely undisturbed since the last ice age. Birds find refuge in the islands, from majestic eagles and osprey to over 100 species of seabirds, songbirds and shorebirds. Bookended by Clam Harbour and Taylor Head Provincial Parks, this archipelago is one of Canada’s most extensive and ecologically rich coastal island wilderness areas. The Nature Trust has a bold and ambitious vision to protect the entire 100 Wild Islands. Donate today to protect the 100 Wild Islands and other coastal gems.
- Whether your interest is in paddling the meandering waters of the St. Mary’s River, angling for trout and salmon, or enjoying the beautiful bird life, the river will captivate you. Can you help the Nature Trust save two additional properties along the river? One idyllic site is treasured by paddlers and birders alike for its magnificent moss-filled old growth hemlock forests, and habitat for endangered birds like the Olive-sided Flycatcher and Canada Warbler. The property also includes two beautiful islands in the river that are home to some of Nova Scotia’s last intact Acadian floodplain forests, with massive old Red Maples and Yellow Birch, rare floodplain plants, and ephemeral pools used by frogs and other amphibians. The second property includes a cobble beach that is home to Canada’s endangered wood turtles, and treasured by passionate anglers. You can help us grow the ribbon of green—a corridor of natural habitat along the St. Mary’s River—with a gift today.
- We are all drawn to things rare and unique. As Nova Scotians we are fortunate to provide refuge for some of Canada’s most endangered species, including some species that occur nowhere else in the country. While the Nature Trust has been working to protect critcal habitat for endangered species for many years, one of the most important sites in the province has so far eluded protection. Just this month we have secured an opportunity to protect an incredible 300 acre lakeshore property harbouring three of Canada’s endangered plants: Pink Coreopsis, Plymouth Gentian and Water Pennywort. With intense cottage development already impacting much of the lake’s shoreline habitats, this opportunity is irreplaceable. This may be our last chance to protect this critical habitat. Can you help?
Your support can turn these rare opportunities into conservation legacy!
Make your donation to support land conservation today. Simply return your gift in the postage-paid reply envelope.
Your donation ensures that the Nature Trust can act on these rare and exciting opportunities, before it’s too late. Your generosity will sustain our work identifying and protecting the highest priority conservation lands in Nova Scotia. Your gift supports conservation education and outreach programs, and the important work of stewarding the more than 8500 acres entrusted to our care. It takes landowners, volunteers, local communities, conservation partners and donors to make this work possible.
Like you, I greatly appreciate Nova Scotia’s beautiful natural areas. But, without our help, these natural areas won’t be here forever. We must act now to protect them for us and for the future.
Only 9% of land is protected in Nova Scotia. The majority of remaining land is owned privately and facing increasing pressures. We all need to take action to protect nature, today. Join me by making your gift to fund the land conservation work of the Nature Trust.
Nova Scotia Nature Trust
p.s. Please donate generously.Your can make your tax-deductible donation right now at www.nsnt.ca to preserve our most unique and treasured natural areas, for today and for