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.
How You Saved the Wild Blue
01 Jan 2021
This interactive storymap shares the story of the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector, at the heart of the beloved Blue Mountain - Birch Cove lakes. This property was protected by the Nature Trust in December 2020, ensuring that more than 5,000 acres of undeveloped wildlands remain unbroken and securing the future of one of the largest expanses of urban wilderness in North America. The success of the campaign to Save the Wild Blue is a major milestone in the Nature Trust's goal of doubling its protected lands across Nova Scotia by 2023.
Thanks to you, we have saved the Wild Blue!
29 Dec 2020
We’re proud to announce that, with the help of major funding partners and so many individual supporters, we have now succeeded in protecting the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector, linking together 2,023 hectares (5000 acres) and ensuring the future of these irreplaceable urban wildlands, forever.
18 Dec 2020
Today we are featuring the legacy left behind by the late Victor Raymond “Ray” Titterington. While Ray was quietly living his life in Port L’Hebert, he decided to bequest his entire estate to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust to support their mission of protecting Nova Scotia’s natural legacy. Because of Ray’s incredibly generous donation, the funds from the sale will be used to save and protect Nova Scotia’s breathtaking natural beauty, endangered species, and wild spaces.
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.
The Advantages: Donating Securities instead of Cash
12 Nov 2020
While donating securities is one of the most tax-smart ways to give, it is not widely used and perhaps not well understood. So let’s take a quick look at why you should consider this kind of giving and how to go about it.
Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust helps Save the Wild Blue
08 Oct 2020
The Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust has once again made a major contribution to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust's Urban Wildlands program: $20,000 to Save the Wild Blue.
Unique Bequest for Nature
02 Oct 2020
A stunning coastal house, horses and cacti for the Nature Trust? All of these were received as part of a very special bequest from Victor “Ray” Titterington. Read the full story about this generous donor and estate gift, and about the Nature Trust’s responsibility to Ray—to ensure his last wishes are fulfilled and that his legacy lives on in the land protected for future generations, thanks to him.
From Frying Pan Lake to Butter Island via Egg Beach and Cheese Factory Corner
30 Jul 2020
Adding a fun twist to a hiking challenge, Rochelle Owen, Jane Allen and dog Tessy seek out places with names that represent ingredients for a "Nova Scotia Omelet". As well they provide foundational support for the Nature Trust as Guardians of the Land donors.
City Supports Campaign to Save the Wild Blue
22 Jul 2020
We are celebrating major funding support from the City of Halifax today, bringing the Blue Mountain Wilderness Connector a step closer to being protected forever. The 560 acre property connects the two separate parts of the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes wilderness, a treasured urban wildland and outdoor recreation destination.