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Nova Scotian Families Honored Nationally in Canada 150 Celebration

June 7th, 2017
On World Environment Day, Environment and Climate Change Canada celebrated the important role private landowners and land trusts play in protecting Canada’s natural legacy.

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The Nova Scotia Nature Trust and two local families were recognized at a national event hosted by federal environment Minister McKenna and attended by a United Nations delegation.

A short film featuring the Nova Scotia properties was shown yesterday at the event at the Natural History Museum in Ottawa. The film was made last week at a ceremony held at the Nature Trust’s Purcell’s Cove Conservation Lands. A commemorative plaque was placed on site, honouring the Nature Trust and landowners who donated the property for their role in conserving biodiversity and promoting conservation and stewardship.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Environment and Climate Change Canada is recognizing 150 properties that have been secured through the support of their funding programs and tax incentives. The initiative highlights how Canadians have been empowered to conserve ecologically significant lands, and contribute to the protection of critical wildlife habitats at the national scale.

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