Sobey Family gives $1 million to help the Nova Scotia Nature Trust protect Twice the Wild
20 Oct 2021
Land conservation in the province has received a huge boost from the Sobey family, with a $1 million donation toward our campaign to protect Twice the Wild. Like all contributions toward our Twice the Wild Campaign, this gift will unlock four times its value in matching funds - an additional four million dollars to help us double the lands we protect across the province by 2023. The Sobey family’s game-changing gift brings the campaign target within sight, and means we can move even more quickly in saving Nova Scotia’s most significant and threatened natural areas.
Ben Howell Davis and the Story of Long Cove
28 Sep 2021
On a rugged shoreline tucked into Port Medway is one of the Nature Trust’s early conservation successes: a 200-acre hidden gem called Long Cove. And one of our longest-serving Property Guardians, Ben Howell Davis, has been working to keep it in its natural condition since the late 1980s, when he moved into a rustic cabin on the adjacent property. After 14 years of official stewardship, he is passing the torch to the new owner of that property. The Nature Trust is grateful for his many years of dedicated service to protect nature, and delighted to have the chance to tell the story of Long Cove.
First International Champion of the Wild: Dr. Louisa Jones
23 Sep 2021
Famous for its chestnuts and wild mountain pastures, the Cévennes region of France is now known to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust as the home of our first International Champion of the Wild: Dr. Louisa Jones, who joined the group as a way to continue her family’s contribution to conservation in Nova Scotia.
What’s in a name?
21 Sep 2021
Property Guardian versus Guardian of the Land—do you know the difference? To reduce confusion, we are excited to announce the re-branding of one of these two similarly-named groups: the donors formerly known as Guardians of the Land will be known from now on as Champions of the Wild!
The race continues to save 3 rare coastal gems – with your help
16 Sep 2021
The Nature Trust has a rare opportunity to save and protect, forever, three iconic coastal properties that span the province, from the southwest shore to the tip of Cape Breton. With only two weeks to raise the final $200,000 needed to protect and steward all three properties in perpetuity, we're calling on the public to donate today to save some of the best of Nova Scotia’s beloved coast.
Pam Gerry: Property Guardian By Canoe
09 Sep 2021
Pam Gerry, our Volunteer of the Month, is happy to put her itch to get into nature (and her canoe) to good use as a Property Guardian for our conservation lands at McGowan Lake and Barren Meadow!
Jacqui Reeves: Tending Nature’s Garden
30 Aug 2021
With everything that’s happened over the past year (events moved online, staff working primarily from home, etc.), the garden of our downtown Dartmouth office, Nature’s House, has grown quite wild - a bit more wild than we intended! Fortunately, having volunteered with the original planting process, our Volunteer of the Month Jacqui Reeves was well equipped to help out with some expert gardening care.
Sand Beach, A Coastal Treasure
27 Aug 2021
We're proud to introduce a coastal delight that goes above and beyond its straight-to-the-point name: welcome to Sand Beach, being saved with your support through our campaign to protect Twice the Wild.
Stewart Lindsay: First Guardian of the Land from the United States
22 Aug 2021
Although Stewart Lindsay is usually found in Connecticut during the winter, he and his family have spent summers in Nova Scotia for most of his life, and he considers himself to be as much Nova Scotian as American. He helped the Nature Trust protect a well-loved island more than a decade ago - and now he has become the first member of our Guardians of the Land donor group from the United States!
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.