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.
Greg and Suzanne Amos: A Passion for Coastal Conservation
10 Feb 2022
Greg and Suzanne Amos have been part of the Nova Scotia conservation scene since the early 1980’s. In addition to playing a key part of a team ensuring the protection of Gaff Point and Hirtles Beach, they have also supported the Nature Trust in many ways, from creating and donating donor recognition pieces for our Legacy Circle members through their company, Amos Pewter, to making a multi-year commitment to our campaign to protect Twice the Wild. We’re delighted to share their story as our Donors of the Month!
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.’”
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?
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.
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.
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!