Exploring the Wild Blue
30 Sep 2020
It was looking like a promising day for a paddle as four volunteers launched into Flat Lake in Upper Hammonds Plains on the sunny morning of September 12th. Their destination: Long Lake, at the heart of the Nature Trust’s Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector. (Photo: Stephen Glazier)
Our bold new campaign: to protect twice as much wild space by 2023
22 Sep 2020
Nature has been the antidote to the stress, anxiety, and isolation of COVID-19 and other tragedies. People are rediscovering the joy that nature brings and appreciating being outdoors like never before. So what better time to take action to double our space for nature?
Tech for Nature: Using Innovative Technologies to Improve Stewardship
31 Aug 2020
The Nature Trust was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the RBC Tech for Nature program, with support from the RBC Foundation – an exciting step in moving our stewardship program into the future through innovative new technologies to address mounting challenges. Read on to learn how the Nature Trust plans to meet these challenges through investment and implementation of new technologies, as part of our Tech for Stewardship project.
‘Listening Together’ for coastal island and bird conservation
31 Aug 2020
How do we best care for and monitor isolated, hard to access places like coastal islands? A collaborative, community-based project launched last year is helping us and other conservation partners to answer that question with the use of bioacoustic monitoring technology.
The Tusket Islands Legacy: One Family’s Story
28 Aug 2020
Today, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust is working to create a protected area for migratory, nesting and overwintering birds in the Tusket Islands, a wild and remote archipelago sitting off the southern tip of Nova Scotia. But these islands all have human stories too, which form part of the lore of this region, some ancient, some more modern. Dick Henry recently agreed to sell Peases Island and Spectacle Island to the Nature Trust to ensure their permanent protection. This is his story.
MapleCross Helps Save Spectacle Island Sanctuary for Birds
27 Aug 2020
We're celebrating saving another important sanctuary for birds today with acquisition of Spectacle Island, near Wedgeport (by the province’s southern tip). We're also celebrating an inspiring new investor in Nova Scotia’s natural legacy—the MapleCross fund. MapleCross donated $75,000 to acquire the island, part a group of south shore islands recognized as globally significant for birds.
From Frying Pan Lake to Butter Island via Egg Beach and Cheese Factory Corner
30 Jul 2020
Adding a fun twist to a hiking challenge, Rochelle Owen, Jane Allen and dog Tessy seek out places with names that represent ingredients for a "Nova Scotia Omelet". As well they provide foundational support for the Nature Trust as Guardians of the Land donors.
City Supports Campaign to Save the Wild Blue
22 Jul 2020
We are celebrating major funding support from the City of Halifax today, bringing the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector a step closer to being protected forever. The 560 acre property connects the two separate parts of the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes wilderness, a treasured urban wildland and outdoor recreation destination.
Eugene Lebwohl & Ruth Matthews: Beyond the Immediate Ripple of our Lives
10 Jul 2020
When Cape Breton got into the bones of Eugene Lebwohl, he knew he would have a lifelong connection to our beautiful province. He and wife Ruth Matthews made the island their summer home, and as a way of giving thanks to nature for a lifetime of memories and experience, they have chosen to support the Nature Trust with a gift in their wills.
Jess Wentzell : It’s not work if you’re having fun!
03 Jul 2020
Jess Wentzell tells us how she turned her hobby into a great volunteer role as a Property Guardian for our Medway River Conservation Lands. Now she can go have fun on the water and not feel guilty about all those household chores still waiting to be done!