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.
Meet Tanya Colburne –New Director of Philanthropy and Engagement with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust
21 Dec 2020
An incredibly proud Maritimer, Tanya Colburne has made it her mission to use what she does best – marketing, communications and fund development – to help put our region on the map as a prime destination to live, work, study and play. As the new Director of Philanthropy and Engagement, Tanya is excited about having the opportunity to concentrate on one of her program’s core areas of study for the first time in her career.
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?
‘Listening Together’ for coastal island and bird conservation
31 Aug 2020
How do we best care for and monitor isolated, hard to access places like coastal islands? A collaborative, community-based project launched last year is helping us and other conservation partners to answer that question with the use of bioacoustic monitoring technology.
MapleCross Helps Save Spectacle Island Sanctuary for Birds
27 Aug 2020
We're celebrating saving another important sanctuary for birds today with acquisition of Spectacle Island, near Wedgeport (by the province’s southern tip). We're also celebrating an inspiring new investor in Nova Scotia’s natural legacy—the MapleCross fund. MapleCross donated $75,000 to acquire the island, part a group of south shore islands recognized as globally significant for birds.
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.
More Good News for Turtles: Addition to Bull Moose Meadow Turtle Sanctuary
29 May 2020
Exciting news about a new haven for endangered turtles in southwest Nova Scotia!
Adopt-A-Turtle Campaign Launched to Help Save New Turtle Sanctuary
21 May 2020
Nova Scotia’s endangered Blanding’s turtles could soon have a new safe haven in southwest Nova Scotia. Turtle lovers can help these endangered critters, and share their passion for nature with isolated friends and family, through our Adopt-a-Turtle campaign.
A Homecoming Gift for Birds: Peases Island Saved for Migratory Birds
27 Apr 2020
This year, as birds migrate back north they might be singing a little sweeter because a delightful surprise awaits them: Peases Island, a critical first stop at the end of their long and arduous travels, is now protected, forever.