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.
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.
Sheltering the Tusket Islands
01 Dec 2020
This year, we added two pieces to our growing network of protected island habitat in the Tusket Islands, a chain of islands that is globally significant for bird recovery and conservation. In addition to generous donations from individual and family donors, the Nature Trust was able to leverage significant matching funds offered by governmental and other major funding partners through our Twice the Wild campaign, to ensure that these ecologically irreplaceable lands will be protected - forever.
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.
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?