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Nature Trust Celebrates Earth Day with a Gift of Nature on the St. Marys
April 22nd, 2015
In celebration of Earth Day, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced the permanent protection of yet another ecologically important property on the much loved St. Marys River (Guysborough County).
The St. Marys River is ecologically rich and significant in many ways. It provides important habitat for the Wood Turtle and many bird species including the Canada Warbler, Olive-side Flycatcher and Barn Swallow, all species at risk of extinction in Canada. The river is also an important waterway for the endangered Atlantic Salmon. It is home to some of Nova Scotiaís last old growth hemlock forests and unique Acadian floodplain forests, both ecologically important and rare habitats across the province.
The property, generously donated as a conservation gift by Ronald Archibald and his family, adds to the Nature Trustís growing conservation network on the river, bringing the total protected areas to just over 300 hectares and seven different conservation sites.
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