News & Events
In between issues of Natural Landscapes, visit this page to keep abreast of Nature Trust news and our frequent events. Additional information about our annual events and celebrations can also be found here. To receive Nature Trust announcements by email, you can subscribe to our mailing list.
Join the Nature Trust this summer to learn about nature conservation in Nova Scotia, and to get outside and enjoy our beautiful province! Download a pdf of this year's events listings.
Nature Trust Showcase, Volunteer Appreciation Event and Annual General Meeting (Events)
June 20th, 2013
Join us for our annual celebration followed by our annual general meeting
Row the South Shore - A Unique Adventure Celebrating (and saving) Nova Scotia's Coastal Legacy (Press Releases)
June 7th, 2013
Peter L'Esperance, a 24 year old Kings College grad is celebrating his love for coast by launching a unique project, “Row the South Shore.”
World Turtle Day - Nova Scotia’s Turtles on the Move (Press Releases)
May 23rd, 2013
Nova Scotia has four species of freshwater turtles, and they continuously cross over roads to get to the different habitats they use for feeding, nesting, and spending the winter. So watch out for them!
The Nature Trust Celebrates International Biodiversity Day with Unique Partnership (Press Releases)
May 22nd, 2013
The Nature Trust is hosting a salmon biodiversity conservation program on site at one of their protected lands: the Wolfville Watershed Nature Preserve.
International Migratory Bird Day hike and bird count at Meander River (Events)
May 11th, 2013
Come welcome the birds and help us do a bird count!
Nature Trust Invites Nova Scotians to Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (Press Releases)
May 11th, 2013
To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2013, the Nature Trust invites Nova Scotians to participate in a guided bird walk and bird count on the Nature Trust’s Meander River Conservation Lands on Saturday.
Connecting with Nature Event Series - Sponsored by Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline (News)
May 2nd, 2013
Learn more about our upcoming events series
Nature Trust seeks Land Conservation Ecologist for the 2013 Fields Season (News)
April 29th, 2013
They Did It! Our Inaugural Expedition for the Earth Team Exceed Their Fundraising Goal! (News)
April 12th, 2013
We could not be more proud of our Expedition for the Earth: Patagonia 2013 team!
Three More Coastal Gems, Protected Forever (Press Releases)
March 25th, 2013
Three spectacular properties protected on Cape Breton Island
Nova Scotian Adventurers Complete Patagonian Charity Trek (Press Releases)
February 11th, 2013
Nature Trust Expedition for the Earth Team raise money and see the world!
Nature Trust Saves the McGowan Lake Turtle Sanctuary (Press Releases)
January 4th, 2013
This new year, endangered Blanding’s turtles have a 27 hectare-sized reason to celebrate. The Nature Trust has succeeded in saving some of the best remaining habitat for endangered Blanding’s turtles in NS – thanks to an outpouring of community support.
Nova Scotians Come Together To Protect Troop Island (News)
December 28th, 2012
Troop Island's natural wildlife habitats and important coastal lands are protected for the benefit of Nova Scotians and future generations thanks to the combined effort of residents, community groups, Halifax Regional Municipality and the province.
McGowan Lake Turtle Sanctuary Campaign Update (News)
December 21st, 2012
At the end of November, we launched a campaign to raise funds needed to acquire and protect one of the most important sites for endangered Blanding’s turtles in NS, on McGowan Lake. And we discovered that Squirt, Lumpy and Lucy have many friends!
Nature Trust Protects 50th Property and 6,500th Acre with Donation of Endangered Species Habitat (News)
October 18th, 2012
Troop Island Protected, Forever (News)
October 5th, 2012
The tally is in and we’re thrilled to confirm that 28 acres of Troop Island will be purchased today and held in trust forever.
Nature Trust and Acadia Sign First Conservation Easement Protecting University Lands in Canada (Press Releases)
September 8th, 2012
Acadia University and the Nova Scotia Nature Trust signed a conservation easement protecting a spectacular coastal island off Nova Scotia’s south shore today.
Nature Trust Celebrates Conservation of 300 Acres on Bras d’Or Lake (Press Releases)
July 28th, 2012
Today the Nova Scotia Nature Trust is celebrating the permanent protection of a unique 300 acre property of natural coastal land in Inverness County, on the Bras d’Or Lake. The property boasts a diverse shoreline of over 7 kilometers.
Province and Nature Trust Renew Conservation Partnership (Press Releases)
April 22nd, 2012
Local Company Making a Difference with Green Values (Press Releases)
March 29th, 2012
Ascenta continues to lead by example with a generous investment of close to $30,000 in the conservation work of the Nature Trust, as part of its “1% for the Planet” commitment.
American Donates First Cross-Border Gift of Nature: New Conservation Program Piloted in NS (Press Releases)
December 19th, 2011
The Nature Trust is once again breaking new ground in Canadian land conservation with a new opportunity to protect American-owned land across Canada.
A New Gift of Nature for Nova Scotia—Preserving our Legacy with American Friends (News)
December 19th, 2011
A landmark conservation easement protects land in Nova Scotia and provides an exciting new opportunity for landowners.
New Plant for Canada (Press Releases)
October 12th, 2011
New Plant for Canada Discovered on Nova Scotia Nature Trust Property
Nature Trust and Acadia: A First in Canadian Land Conservation (Press Releases)
September 9th, 2011
Nature Trust and Acadia University Celebrate Landmark Conservation Partnership and Launch of Bon Portage Island Conservation Campaign
Nature Trust Protects Two New Conservation Lands (Press Releases)
August 6th, 2011
South Shore conservation lands will protect Piping Plovers
Natural Gem adds to Renowned Conservationist's Legacy (Press Releases)
June 23rd, 2011
A new protected area, the Goat Lake Conservation Lands, has been added to Nova Scotia’s natural legacy, thanks to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and renowned conservationist Martin Rudy Haase.
Important Bird Area Protected by the Nature Trust (Press Releases)
April 21st, 2011
In honour of Earth Day (April 22), the Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced protection of yet another unique piece of Nova Scotia’s coastal legacy.