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.
The race continues to save 3 rare coastal gems – with your help
16 Sep 2021
The Nature Trust has a rare opportunity to save and protect, forever, three iconic coastal properties that span the province, from the southwest shore to the tip of Cape Breton. With only two weeks to raise the final $200,000 needed to protect and steward all three properties in perpetuity, we're calling on the public to donate today to save some of the best of Nova Scotia’s beloved coast.
Sand Beach, A Coastal Treasure
27 Aug 2021
We're proud to introduce a coastal delight that goes above and beyond its straight-to-the-point name: welcome to Sand Beach, being saved with your support through our campaign to protect Twice the Wild.
Nature Trust receives major support from Michelin Corporate Foundation
21 Jul 2021
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust has been selected as one of only two projects in North America to receive major funding support this year from the Michelin Corporate Foundation. They have recognized the Nature Trust’s outstanding history of successful land conservation with an award of $300,000 in support of the Twice the Wild campaign. Thanks to the campaign’s generous matching funds, the Michelin Corporate Foundation’s donation will also leverage an additional $1.2 million to save nature across Nova Scotia.
Advancing Coastal Island Protection and Stewardship
19 May 2021
With thousands of islands along Nova Scotia’s coast, identifying which islands are in most need of protection and stewardship can be challenging. As part of our commitment to advance island conservation, the Nature Trust has been working with partner organizations to improve our collective understanding of coastal islands, identify priorities for protection, and work towards their collaborative stewardship.
Extremely rare lichen spotted on Nature Trust protected land!
02 May 2021
Many rare and threatened species of plants and animals make their home on lands protected by the Nature Trust (that’s often a big part of the reason the land is protected in the first place!). But this winter, our Conservation Biologist made an amazing discovery: a lichen that has only been found at one other location in all of Canada!
Protecting rare gypsum karst along the St. Croix River
27 Apr 2021
We're proud to announce new protected land in St. Croix, comprising 166 acres of globally rare gypsum karst. The iconic gypsum cliffs, rising from the banks of the St. Croix River, are part of an important ecological system based on alkaline soils, karst topography and mature forests, where rare plants and a diversity of wildlife make their home.
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.
Meet Tanya Colburne –New Director of Philanthropy and Engagement with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust
21 Dec 2020
An incredibly proud Maritimer, Tanya Colburne has made it her mission to use what she does best – marketing, communications and fund development – to help put our region on the map as a prime destination to live, work, study and play. As the new Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, Tanya is excited about having the opportunity to concentrate on one of her program’s core areas of study for the first time in her career.
Our bold new campaign: to protect twice as much wild space by 2023
22 Sep 2020
Nature has been the antidote to the stress, anxiety, and isolation of COVID-19 and other tragedies. People are rediscovering the joy that nature brings and appreciating being outdoors like never before. So what better time to take action to double our space for nature?