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!
David & Abby Rumsey: A Personal Connection to Mabou
29 Jun 2020
One of the highlights of the past year was celebrating the incredible contributions of supporter, champion and volunteer extraordinaire, David Rumsey. He was honoured with the Nature Trust’s 2019 Conservation Award for his contributions of vision, leadership, inspiration, energy and generous financial support that brought to fruition a long-standing dream for a vast coastal wilderness protecting the Mabou Highlands. The impacts of his contributions continue, with new conservation wins in the Mabou Highlands this year, and more on the way, inspired by and possible thanks to David. David recently shared his story of how the Mabou Highlands came to mean so much to him, with Nature Trust volunteer writer Andy Robinson.
Saving space for Canada’s rarest wildflowers
29 Jun 2020
We’ve recently protected an additional 17 acres of critical habitat on Gillfillan Lake for Plymouth Gentian—one of Canada’s rarest and most endangered plants, so they can continue to blossom in the future.
Sharon Glynn: Part of Nature
27 Jun 2020
”We are a part of nature and it is a part of us,” says Sharon Glynn. Ensuring nature is protected with a planned gift in her will, Sharon's love for Nova Scotia, shines through all the way from British Columbia.
Dave & Seely Alder – Wilderness Enthusiasts and Property Guardians
24 Jun 2020
Dave and Seely Alder share a passion for the outdoors; a passion they have combined with their desire to support the Nature Trust as volunteer Property Guardians. The property they look after is not the most accessible, but that does not deter this adventurous couple; they have hiked, biked, kayaked and flown across the landscape!
Keith & Dany MacIntyre: Family Motivated Guardians of the Land
02 Jun 2020
Keith and Dany MacIntyre have always had a deep love for their native Nova Scotia, but it was the environmental passion they saw in their daughter Makeala that ultimately inspired their decision to become Guardians of the Land--pledging long-term, unrestricted funds to support the vital work of the Nature Trust. Read their story to find out more.
Saving Turtles—Conservation Success on the Medway River
29 May 2020
More great news turtles! We have secured another large and significant turtle refuge in southwest Nova Scotia. The new protected area includes around 245 acres of forests, wetlands and river shoreline just north of McGowan Lake, along the Upper Medway River in Annapolis County.
More Good News for Turtles: Addition to Bull Moose Meadow Turtle Sanctuary
29 May 2020
Exciting news about a new haven for endangered turtles in southwest Nova Scotia!
Roy Parker : Enjoying an active retirement as a Property Guardian
28 May 2020
Roy Parker loves nothing more than spending time on the river. With a 34 year career as an Environmental Biologist with Environment Canada under his belt, you'd agree he has earned that leisure time. But, keen to give back and help protect our natural heritage, Roy decided to volunteer as a Property Guardian for our Tangier River Conservation Lands. His passion for nature shines through in his words, as he describes his almost paternalistic love for this property.
Adopt-A-Turtle Campaign Launched to Help Save New Turtle Sanctuary
21 May 2020
Nova Scotia’s endangered Blanding’s turtles could soon have a new safe haven in southwest Nova Scotia. Turtle lovers can help these endangered critters, and share their passion for nature with isolated friends and family, through our Adopt-a-Turtle campaign.