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.
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.
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.