Throughout the year the Nature Trust offers opportunities to explore and connect with nature on our conservation lands across the province.

Upcoming Events

The events on this page are open to the public. We look forward to seeing you!

Purcells Cove Work Party

June 1

Join us for a work party in the Purcells Cove Backlands!

It just so happens that June 1 is International Trails Day, and in celebration we’ll be installing bridges, clearing brush along the trail, working in wet spots, and putting up trail tags to get our part of the trail system in tip-top shape!

This event is limited to 20 people and registration is required. The deadline to register is May 24.

EVENT DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

2024 Annual General Meeting

June 20

Our 2024 Annual General Meeting will take place virtually (online) on Thursday, June 20th, from 5-6:30pm.

To receive the link to attend, please RSVP by June 19th by emailing nature@nsnt.ca or by phone at (902) 425-5263.

Acacia Valley Celebration & Hike

June 22

Join the Nature Trust in exploring the Acacia Valley Trail System, on Nature Trust protected land! The forest here includes trees that are over 150-200 years old. As we hike the single-track trails, we will learn about forest ecology and the history of the Nature Trust’s recently protected property here. We will follow along a small, photogenic brook traversed by several small bridges, encounter interpretive panels along the trail, and find “Picnic Rock,” a locally well-known very large granite boulder.

We will lead two groups on guided hikes, as the size of each group is limited. We will also host a meet and greet to get to know the Nature Trust (and each other!) and enjoy some light refreshments together.

Everyone is welcome to join the meet and greet, whether or not you also wish to join one of the hiking groups. Note that the hikes require advance registration (deadline to register is June 14), but the meet and greet does not.

DETAILS AND HIKE REGISTRATION

Pride at Pennant

July 24

Join the Nature Trust for an evening hike in celebration with the Halifax Pride Festival, for families, friends and allies of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

This event will take place at the Pennant River Conservation Lands, which are urban wildlands protected by the Nature Trust in 2018 thanks to a generous anonymous donation. The land encompasses over 300 acres of forest, lakes, river, wetland and coastal barrens.

Registration is required, as the group will be limited to 20 people. We ask that you please register by Wednesday, July 17.

DETAILS AND HIKE REGISTRATION

Connect with nature virtually

While we love to host events out in nature, we also sometimes host them online. Here are a few recorded webinars that you may be interested in!

ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPING

WITH ROSMARIE LOHNES OF HELPING NATURE HEAL

Join Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal as she discusses practical ways to make your garden more ecologically friendly. Rosmarie recently transformed the garden at Nature’s House (the Nature Trust’s office) from a water-intensive, ornamental urban garden into an oasis for native biodiversity. Learn more about the process and start dreaming about your own garden transformation!

Watch the webinar!

COASTAL ISLANDS & BIRD CONSERVATION

A PANEL DISCUSSION

The Nature Trust has been hard at work protecting coastal islands with some major wins over the last two years – like 650 acres of “the wondrous foggy isle”, Seal Island. Join Conservation Project Coordinator Jessica Bradford and conservation partners Rielle Hoeg (Acadia University), Nick Knutson (MTRI/Universite Sainte Anne/Acadia University) and John Kearney (Nova Scotia Bird Society) for a panel discussion focusing on the protection of coastal islands, a critical piece of the conservation puzzle for our avian friends.

Watch the webinar!

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