Our own Central Park: Robin Wilber, Bill Fenton, and the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector
02 Jan 2021
The Blue Mountain wilderness connector is a 545-acre property at the heart of the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes, a huge wildland within Halifax Regional Municipality - and it’s now protected, forever. This major win for nature wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the land’s former owners, Robin Wilber and M. William Fenton, Sr. (Bill), who saw the true value of their land and didn’t hesitate to make this donation as a gift to their community, on behalf of generations of family.
Security for Blue Mountain: Another Way to Protect Twice the Wild
14 Dec 2020
Four long-time hikers and Nature Trust supporters share their love of the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes - and why they were inspired to support our campaign to Save the Wild Blue by donating securities.
Eugene Lebwohl & Ruth Matthews: Beyond the Immediate Ripple of our Lives
10 Jul 2020
When Cape Breton got into the bones of Eugene Lebwohl, he knew he would have a lifelong connection to our beautiful province. He and wife Ruth Matthews made the island their summer home, and as a way of giving thanks to nature for a lifetime of memories and experience, they have chosen to support the Nature Trust with a gift in their wills.
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.
Richard & Grace Beazley: Two Decades of Support
19 May 2020
Long-standing volunteers and donors, Richard and Grace Beazley were inspired to DOUBLE their monthly donations by the Nature Trust's 25th anniversary!
Rene Scrutton: Endowing a Lasting Legacy in Dad’s Name
31 Mar 2020
Rene Scrutton was looking for a way to celebrate her father’s life, and found the answer in an endowment. Her donation, in memory of her dad, will live on forever—generating income in perpetuity to save and protect our iconic wild places. Read her story and find out how you can make a small or large donation to our endowments.
Bob & Dessie Howard: Regular Monthly Champions of Conservation
04 Mar 2020
A visit to Nova Scotia in 1987 set the path for what would become a more than 20-year legacy of monthly support for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. As Dessie says, "With our monthly donations we feel like we are helping the Nature Trust preserve some of the most valuable and pristine wilderness areas, now and for future generations."
The Geography of Giving
13 Mar 2019
Bob and Peggy McCalla, Guardians of the Land, map out their journey of support for the Nature Trust. As Bob says, “…it matters that you choose to support that which you love.”
Nancy Margeson: Nature as the Beneficiary
28 Feb 2019
“If you can do something that affects the whole Province, and feel so good personally, why wouldn’t you do it?” This was the thought that led Nancy Margeson to name the Nature Trust as the beneficiary of her life insurance policy.
Henry Fuller: A Lifetime of Conservation
21 Feb 2019
Henry Fuller is the longest serving Board Member of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and a Guardian of the Land since 2014. He has chosen to direct his life towards conservation for one simple reason: “If you enjoy nature, you have a responsibility to help support its protection.