A key link in the Backlands - saved, thanks to you!

The Purcells Cove Backlands are an oasis of calm in the heart of Halifax. Although they are surrounded by residential and urban developments, they are a relatively intact urban wilderness. Beloved for their publicly accessible opportunities for human well-being, including hiking, swimming, and other recreational activities, the Backlands are also ecologically valuable, hosting unique ecosystems and habitat for many sensitive species.

The Nature Trust has just secured a key 17 acre property that will allow us to link together trails and re-establish the trail to Purcells Pond, bringing a longtime wish for easier public access to our other conservation lands to fruition!

This conservation success is part of our ongoing Twice the Wild campaign and moves us closer to our target of 30,000 protected acres across Nova Scotia.

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