With Love, from New York to Nova Scotia
01 Sep 2023
The acquirement of Knob and Round Islands is the latest conservation achievement of our Hope for the Coast campaign, and we are so thankful for the incredible generosity of Sherry, Ed, Hillary and the rest of the Bartlett family for their wonderful gift. The protection of these islands will forever provide an additional 9.3 acres of important connectivity for seabirds and wildlife in an area facing increasing fragmentation and development, and will help ensure the island ecosystems here remain undisturbed.
Places Left Alone: Jerry Katsouris’ legacy of love
02 Aug 2023
The Nature Trust is so very thankful to Jennifer Bell and her family for entrusting us to be part of her father-in-law, Jerry Katsouris's, legacy. His love for nature, his family, and Nova Scotia will surely endure, especially in those lucky to have known him best, like Jennifer. Jerry's family recently gifted the Nature Trust with an "In Memory" donation in his memory, and we're honoured to share that story.
Christian Croft: A pathway to nature
30 Jun 2023
After hearing about the Nature Trust on the radio in 2019, Christian Croft has gone on to become a Nature Maker monthly donor, allowing the Nature Trust to plan ahead to save and steward significant lands by providing a reliable stream of unrestricted funds, and he's also part of the Nature Trust’s Legacy Circle.
A Natural Fit: Freelance writer and style aficionado finds where he’s best-suited
01 May 2023
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is pleased to welcome Jeremy Freed to its monthly donation community. In 2020, former style-magazine editor and avid birder Jeremy Freed left Toronto in hopes of an awe-inspired, nature-filled life in Nova Scotia. We are happy to report he found just that and, in appreciation, has become a new Nature Trust "Nature Maker."
Raising funds for nature with pottery art
01 Mar 2023
For 11 years, LiLynn Wan has been the talented heart and hands behind WaterDragon Pottery, based in Portugese Cove near Halifax. Each year she organizes an annual fundraising sale of her products, donating proceeds from her sale to a local organization. This year, she chose to raise funds for the Nature Trust!
Joanne and Pat: Current and future supporters
27 Jan 2023
For two retired Cape Breton University professors, the Nature Trust is a critical player in conservation. Through annual gifts and also with a legacy gift (sometimes referred to as a future gift or a future bequest) they are helping save nature!
Wayne and Janet Clowery’s global path to conservation
01 Dec 2022
Wayne and Janet Clowery have lived all over the world, although never in Nova Scotia, so how did this globe-trotting couple come to be Nature Trust supporters?
Mark and Hilary: Leaving your campsite better than you found it
26 May 2022
Hilary and Mark Taylor own and operate Make Your Mark Today Inc., a website marketing company based out of Halifax, and have selected the Nova Scotia Nature Trust as the first recipient of their yearly “1% For the Planet” business commitment. They’ve committed to donating at least one percent of their company’s annual revenue to an environmental organization and selected the Nature Trust as this year’s recipient.
Nature Trust Advocates Once More: Chris and Hiya Field
27 Apr 2022
Several years ago we brought you the story of Chris and Hiya Field who had just pledged to become Champions of the Wild (then called Guardians of the Land), and today we’re happy to reprise their story and let you know that the Fields have recently renewed their support as Champions!
John Kearney: Protecting migratory birds and their habitats
24 Mar 2022
With ten years of bioacoustics data now under his belt, John is able to recognize patterns and identify areas for focused conservation work. Over the past several years, John has worked to bring his findings to the attention of land conservation organizations, including the Nature Trust, to help support efforts to conserve key migratory bird habitats. At a personal level, he and his wife, Patricia, have also supported the work of the Nature Trust as donors since 2008. He sees their land trust support as a way of “bringing out the goodness in having private property.” While he is careful to keep his personal donor support separate from his volunteer effort to provide data to be used in decision-making, it is clear that John’s commitment to bird conservation is vast.