Bruce Blakemore: Lasting Love for Coastal Conservation
22 Nov 2021
Our volunteer of the month, Bruce Blakemore, first connected with the Nature Trust when she and her late husband, Hugh Jones, wanted to conserve their own coastal property at Purgatory Point. They immediately jumped in to steward the nearby conservation land of Crow Neck Beach as Property Guardians, and here Bruce shares the story of that inspiration.
Ed Sulis: Work Hard, Have Success, Enjoy
28 Oct 2021
Our Volunteer of the Month, Ed Sulis, is a self-taught forest enthusiast and invasive species adversary who helps steward Nature Trust properties and other natural areas on land and by sea!
Ben Howell Davis and the Story of Long Cove
28 Sep 2021
On a rugged shoreline tucked into Port Medway is one of the Nature Trust’s early conservation successes: a 200-acre hidden gem called Long Cove. And one of our longest-serving Property Guardians, Ben Howell Davis, has been working to keep it in its natural condition since the late 1980s, when he moved into a rustic cabin on the adjacent property. After 14 years of official stewardship, he is passing the torch to the new owner of that property. The Nature Trust is grateful for his many years of dedicated service to protect nature, and delighted to have the chance to tell the story of Long Cove.
Pam Gerry: Property Guardian By Canoe
09 Sep 2021
Pam Gerry, our Volunteer of the Month, is happy to put her itch to get into nature (and her canoe) to good use as a Property Guardian for our conservation lands at McGowan Lake and Barren Meadow!
Volunteer of the Month: Mary Guptill
30 Jun 2021
This month, we’re delighted to showcase Mary Guptill as our Volunteer of the Month! In 2018, Mary and her husband Delbé made a 44 acre land donation that encompasses almost an entire island on Belliveau Lake. Protecting the island had been Mary’s quest since the 1980s, and since giving it to the Nature Trust to protect in perpetuity, Mary has continued to volunteer there as a Property Guardian to support its stewardship.
Mary Ellen Stevenson: A Passion for Trees
14 Jun 2021
This month, we’re delighted to showcase Mary Ellen Stevenson, who is both a volunteer Property Guardian and a monthly donor!
Volunteer of the Month: Property Guardian Barry Joyce
26 May 2021
Our Volunteer of the Month for May is Barry Joyce, a Property Guardian since 2020 who is helping the Nature Trust monitor hard-to-access sites across the province.
Volunteer of the Month: Katie Studholme
18 Apr 2021
This month we’re proud to introduce Katie Studholme, who has been contributing her scientific and analytical expertise to help our stewardship team’s work on property baselines.
Volunteer of the Month: Scott Savage
25 Mar 2021
Meet Scott Savage, our latest volunteer of the month! His lifelong love of the outdoors and his natural curiosity inspired him to find a way to go "hiking with a purpose." And as a Property Guardian "at large," he now helps to care for our conservation lands all over the province - read on for his story.
Volunteers of the Month: Bonnie and Clyde McGrath
25 Feb 2021
Bonnie and Clyde McGrath have been volunteering for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust as property guardians in the St. Mary’s River area since 2015. Both from nearby communities and with strong family ties that go back for generations, their connection to the area is deeply personal.