Keith and Anne Fraser: A Blue Mountain Family Legacy
20 Jan 2022
The latest addition to our protected lands in the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes comes to us from a family with deep-rooted history in the area. The newly protected property was once the site of the Fraser family's original saw mill. Thanks to Keith and Anne Fraser, it will now be part of one of North America's largest urban wildlands - forever.
Joey Yazer: A lifetime lover of nature
06 Jan 2022
Joey Yazer considers himself a “lifetime lover of nature” - and recently decided to show his love by becoming a monthly donor to our campaign to protect Twice the Wild! “The peace that so many people feel when they’re out in the woods; that’s something you can’t get anywhere else,” says Joey. “For a lot of us who feel love for the outdoors, that feeling instinctively comes with a sense of stewardship - ‘I want to take care of this.’”
Good news for turtles: New protected land added to Barren Meadow assemblage!
05 Jan 2022
We're delighted to report that, thanks to the generosity of so many turtle-loving Nova Scotians, we have added 50 acres to a growing Barren Meadow assemblage of critical habitat for endangered turtles!
Bob Williams: Making an Immediate Difference
13 Dec 2021
Bob Williams was brought up in the country, in an environment where forests, streams, and wildlife were only a short walk away. As he grew, his outlook expanded from simple personal enjoyment to include a concern for the preservation of wild and beautiful places. In later years his life became more and more entwined with his concern for current land use management as well as scientists’ warnings of increasing carbon emissions and the effect on climate change. And lately, he has been haunted by this persistent question: how can one make a difference?
Give endangered turtles a home for the holidays – and forever
09 Dec 2021
This holiday season, turtle-lovers have a unique chance to give our province’s beloved shelled friends a home for the holidays – and forever. Only four species of turtle live in Nova Scotia, and three of them are at risk of extinction, due in large part to habitat loss. We’re working to protect land in the province’s most significant turtle habitat, and your support by December 31 can help give turtles the gift of safety.
Zack Metcalfe: A Conservation Journalist with the Maritimes at Heart
29 Nov 2021
As a conservation-focused journalist, Zack Metcalfe has worked with environmental charities all across the Maritimes. The Nature Trust helped introduce him first-hand to truly wild natural places, and his vehement support of locally-led land conservation has grown from there. Although he currently lives on Prince Edward Island, it was an easy decision to become a monthly donor to our Twice the Wild campaign.
Bruce Blakemore: Lasting Love for Coastal Conservation
22 Nov 2021
Our volunteer of the month, Bruce Blakemore, first connected with the Nature Trust when she and her late husband, Hugh Jones, wanted to conserve their own coastal property at Purgatory Point. They immediately jumped in to steward the nearby conservation land of Crow Neck Beach as Property Guardians, and here Bruce shares the story of that inspiration.
Ed Sulis: Work Hard, Have Success, Enjoy
28 Oct 2021
Our Volunteer of the Month, Ed Sulis, is a self-taught forest enthusiast and invasive species adversary who helps steward Nature Trust properties and other natural areas on land and by sea!
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.