Nature Trust receives major support from Michelin Corporate Foundation
21 Jul 2021
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has been selected as one of only two projects in North America to receive major funding support this year from the Michelin Corporate Foundation. They have recognized the Nature Trust’s outstanding history of successful land conservation with an award of $300,000 in support of the Twice the Wild campaign. Thanks to the campaign’s generous matching funds, the Michelin Corporate Foundation’s donation will also leverage an additional $1.2 million to save nature across Nova Scotia.
Daniele Hart: A birthday celebration that will last forever
19 Jul 2021
This month we’d like to celebrate Daniele Hart, who chose to rally her friends and family to protect nature for her 60th birthday. A canoer, hiker and biker, Daniele has a deep appreciation for the natural world. She wanted to do something meaningful to commemorate this milestone birthday and decided to focus on land conservation in Nova Scotia.
Volunteer of the Month: Ken McKenna
14 Jul 2021
Our volunteer of the month is Ken McKenna, a passionate birder who contributes his expertise through our Birds Eye View program! In the face of alarming numbers showing rapid declines in bird populations all over the world, bird data from volunteers like Ken helps the Nature Trust monitor the health of bird populations and habitats. “You’re already doing it, so why not share what you’re finding?” he explains. “The monitoring gives you a base to see how things are changing. If protecting a property can stop something from declining, and our data helps stimulate that action, that makes it all worthwhile.”
Volunteer of the Month: Mary Guptill
30 Jun 2021
This month, we’re delighted to showcase Mary Guptill as our Volunteer of the Month! In 2018, Mary and her husband Delbé made a 44 acre land donation that encompasses almost an entire island on Belliveau Lake. Protecting the island had been Mary’s quest since the 1980s, and since giving it to the Nature Trust to protect in perpetuity, Mary has continued to volunteer there as a Property Guardian to support its stewardship.
Nature Trust saves rare coastal gem at Port La Tour
24 Jun 2021
While Nova Scotians are emerging from pandemic lockdown, some flighty south shore residents are also gathering and celebrating! Just in time for our feathered friends’ return, we're proud to announce that we have saved a spectacular coastal wilderness near Port La Tour on Nova Scotia’s south shore. The 363 acre purchase secures one of the province’s last remaining large and ecologically rich coastal properties, and a significant site for migratory, overwintering and nesting birds.
Mary Ellen Stevenson: A Passion for Trees
14 Jun 2021
This month, we’re delighted to showcase Mary Ellen Stevenson, who is both a volunteer Property Guardian and a monthly donor!
Victor “Ray” Titterington, Part 3: Solitary Trees Grow Strong
30 May 2021
This is the third in a three part series about the life and times of Ray Titterington who, in January 2020, bequeathed his entire estate to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. People from all over the world were captivated by the photos of his fanciful carvings, home, and greenhouse full of cacti. Many wondered about Ray’s past and what had inspired him. Over the past year, two volunteers have gathered the story of Ray’s life, and the gift that will build a wonderful natural legacy. His life story is being shared in a three part series - this is the conclusion.
Max Moseley: A legacy of rare landscapes
29 May 2021
Max Moseley is an independent cave biologist whose research interests include gypsum caves and karst topography - making the Nature Trust’s recent protection of gypsum karst sites in Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia particularly relevant. While these recent conservation successes are close to his heart, he had already added a bequest to the Nature Trust to his will. His planned gift will help ensure that Nova Scotia’s natural legacy, to which he has devoted so much of his life, will be protected forever.
Volunteer of the Month: Property Guardian Barry Joyce
26 May 2021
Our Volunteer of the Month for May is Barry Joyce, a Property Guardian since 2020 who is helping the Nature Trust monitor hard-to-access sites across the province.
Victor “Ray” Titterington, Part 2: Imagination Embraces the World
23 May 2021
This is the second in a three part series about the life and times of Ray Titterington who, in January 2020, bequeathed his entire estate to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. People from all over the world were captivated by the photos of his fanciful carvings, home, and greenhouse full of cacti. Many wondered about Ray’s past and what had inspired him. Over the past year, two volunteers have gathered the story of Ray’s life, and the gift that will build a wonderful natural legacy. This is Part 2 of 3 in Ray's story.