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.
Middle Island: The Final Piece to Secure an Entire Archipelago
10 Mar 2022
We're proud to announce that, with your support of our campaign to protect our coastal legacy, the Nature Trust has secured Middle Island, the final island in an archipelago now fully protected by the Nature Trust and other conservation partners.
Nova Scotia Nature Trust announces success in campaign to save 3 rare coastal gems
08 Mar 2022
Nova Scotians have once again stepped up to demonstrate their love for our iconic coast. Thanks to an outpouring of public support and matching funds unlocked through both federal and provincial governments, and other partners, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust has added three coastal properties to our growing natural legacy: a pristine coastal island, a beautiful South Shore beach and wetlands, and stunning Cape Breton coastal highlands. These new protected areas represent a $1 million victory for coastal conservation across the province.
Shoutout Showcase 2022
24 Feb 2022
Our Shoutout Showcase celebrated everything that you have helped achieve for nature, since our last Conservation Showcase in June 202. At a time when nature needs it the most, we want to show you what has been accomplished for nature thanks to you! Watch the recording of our live streamed event here.
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!
Good news for turtles: New protected land added to Barren Meadow assemblage!
05 Jan 2022
We're delighted to report that, thanks to the generosity of so many turtle-loving Nova Scotians, we have added 50 acres to a growing Barren Meadow assemblage of critical habitat for endangered turtles!
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.
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 2025. 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.