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.
Artists to help ‘Save the Wild Blue’
03 Feb 2020
WILD - an art exhibition will showcase 10 different artists with proceeds to support 'Save the Wild Blue'
The Importance of Urban Wilderness
02 Dec 2019
Protecting nature in urban areas has positive impacts on human health and well-being, and is a critical component of climate change mitigation. Find out how in our latest blog post from one of our volunteer guest writers, Courtney Hangle.
Nature Trust campaigns to save major ‘missing link’ in beloved Halifax urban wilderness
17 Oct 2019
Tonight at our Silver Anniversary Dinner and Auction, the Nature Trust announced a 2.1 million dollar campaign to save a vital missing link in the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes wilderness
Blue Mountain Birch Cove – A long-awaited win for Urban Wilderness
25 Apr 2019
Today an enthusiastic crowd gathered at the Maskwa Aquatic Club on Kearney Lake to hear a long – awaited announcement: through federal support of the Nature Fund, the city of Halifax has acquired 135 hectares of land for Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park, which add to the existing provincially protected Blue Mountian Birch Cove Wilderness Area.
Nature Trust’s Historic Land Campaign to Exceed Ambitious Targets
28 Mar 2019
Our Lasting Landscapes campaign was already on track for historic land conservation achievements. Now, an unexpected $400,000 top-up in matching funds means even greater biodiversity wins can be leveraged for Nova Scotia. But to seize this new opportunity, we need to raise another $100,000, and protect 2 new conservation sites, by April 5, 2019.
Purcells Cove Conservation Land gets Corporate Makeover
28 Sep 2018
It poured rain. Everyone was tired. Everyone was sweaty. (You try cutting a fallen birch tree into pieces with a bow saw and not break a sweat.) But none of this dampened the spirits of the 24 Nature’s Way staff who took to the woods with a team from the Nature Trust to get some first-hand experience in stewarding the land.
New Urban Wildlands Saved in Halifax
16 Aug 2018
Nature Trust protects new urban wildlands on the Pennant River near Sambro - preserving over 300 acres of lakes, river, wetlands and coastal barrens. These conservation lands are just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax and were entrusted to our care by an anonymous donor.
Nova Scotian Families Honoured in Canada 150 Celebration
07 Jun 2017
On World Environment Day, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust and two local families were recognised at a national event hosted by federal environment Minister McKenna and attended by a United Nations delegation. Environment and Climate Change Canada celebrated the important role private landowners and land trusts play in protecting Canada’s natural legacy.