Ron Kuwahara: Painting a Legacy
23 Jun 2022
Ron Kuwahara, a scientist and artist, is leaving a generous bequest of his nature-inspired paintings to the Nature Trust as part of his estate. Discover his story and paintings here.
A Major Milestone for Nature: Seven newly secured properties protected forever
31 May 2022
We have much to celebrate as the Nova Scotia Nature Trust announces seven newly secured properties across the province, the most conservation land we’ve ever secured within the same month! All together, these properties add a combined 970 acres of forever-protected wild land to our growing natural legacy.
Volunteer of the Month: Property Guardian Kevin Moore
31 May 2022
Our Volunteer of the Month, Kevin Moore, has volunteered with a variety of groups for most of his life. After living and working away for nearly 45 years, Kevin retired and moved back to Nova Scotia in late 2018 and was excited to explore his home province again. He was also looking for a new volunteer opportunity that would mesh best with his personal interests and values, and we're delighted to tell you his story as a volunteer Property Guardian.
Mark and Hilary: Leaving your campsite better than you found it
26 May 2022
Hilary and Mark Taylor own and operate Make Your Mark Today Inc., a website marketing company based out of Halifax, and have selected the Nova Scotia Nature Trust as the first recipient of their yearly “1% For the Planet” business commitment. They’ve committed to donating at least one percent of their company’s annual revenue to an environmental organization and selected the Nature Trust as this year’s recipient.
McKinnon’s Point: Protecting undeveloped shoreline in the Bras d’Or watershed
29 Apr 2022
Land conservation is ultimately about relationships and connections between people who are passionate about preserving the natural environment. Thanks to a collaborative relationship with the Bras d’Or Preservation Nature Trust, we’re happy to announce the addition of the McKinnon’s Point Conservation Lands to our growing network of protected properties.
Nature Trust Advocates Once More: Chris and Hiya Field
27 Apr 2022
Several years ago we brought you the story of Chris and Hiya Field who had just pledged to become Champions of the Wild (then called Guardians of the Land), and today we’re happy to reprise their story and let you know that the Fields have recently renewed their support as Champions!
John Kearney: Protecting migratory birds and their habitats
24 Mar 2022
With ten years of bioacoustics data now under his belt, John is able to recognize patterns and identify areas for focused conservation work. Over the past several years, John has worked to bring his findings to the attention of land conservation organizations, including the Nature Trust, to help support efforts to conserve key migratory bird habitats. At a personal level, he and his wife, Patricia, have also supported the work of the Nature Trust as donors since 2008. He sees their land trust support as a way of “bringing out the goodness in having private property.” While he is careful to keep his personal donor support separate from his volunteer effort to provide data to be used in decision-making, it is clear that John’s commitment to bird conservation is vast.
Volunteers of the Month: Property Guardians Colin O’Neil, Roberta and Roy Harding
17 Mar 2022
Colin O’Neil, Roberta and Roy Harding have been volunteering as Property Guardians at the Nature Trust’s conservation easement land on the Meander River for the past three years. We’re delighted to highlight their volunteer efforts as a great example of stewardship and having the whole family get outdoors, connect with nature, and spend time making a difference together.
Rare Jack Pine barrens protected in the Purcells Cove backlands
16 Mar 2022
As part of the near-urban land assemblage associated with the “Backlands” near Purcells Cove, this 27 acre property builds on existing conservation efforts and protection for rare Jack Pine barrens, forested wetlands and associated species, as well as nature access and recreational opportunities for nearby residents.