Conservation Volunteers 2016: The stories behind the numbers
Every year, we measure the contributions our volunteers make for nature through our Conservation Volunteers (CV) program and share stories about our successes, challenges and experiences. In 2016, over 220 volunteer events, engaging close to 3,000 Canadians, contributed close to 11,000 hours of actions dedicated to nature.
Click on the images below to read more about the special projects Canadians are helping us with.
Behind every CV event is a story of people, special places and the species that depend upon them.
A sneak peek at what we’ve accomplished this year
Installed 22 burrowing owl burrows at Napier Lake Ranch Conservation Area, BC.
Contributed to critical monarch surveys in Manitoba's tall grass prairies.
Removed or improved 10.3 km of fence line to make way for wildlife in Alberta.
CVs maintained trails in Fishing Lake, ON.
Surveyed for piping plovers from coast to coast.
Built a portable boardwalk to protect sand dunes in PEI.
Planted 400 trees in the boreal transition ecoregion of Saskatchewan.
Planted 500 native shrubs and trees in Quebec's Grondines.
Removed invasive European Buckthorn in Montérégie, QC.
Planted trees in Ontario's Happy Valley Forest.
Cleared debris to make room for grasslands to grow.
Blazed trails across Canada.
Participated in Weedy Wednesdays at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve.
Talked about invasive species.
Conducted waterfowl surveys in Baie Verte, NB.
Removed more than 150 non-native trees and shrubs to improve grassland bird habitat in Fort Ellice, MB.
Installed wildlife-friendly fencing on Alberta's Witt property.
Took down old fences to help wildlife at NCC's Edenwold property, with the help of SaskEnergy employees.
Removed more than 250 pounds of garbage from Sandy Point beach, Newfoundland & Labrador.
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