See us in Action Stories

NCC staff share their volunteer stories

Hear from the conservationists that craft all of NCC's unique Conservation Volunteers events.

  • Tourbière-de-Venise-Ouest Nature Reserve, Quebec (Photo by NCC)
    The Venise-Ouest peatland is in good hands

    This summer, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) invited the public to a hands-on activity on its protected property in the Venise-Ouest peatland, near Lake Champlain in the Montérégie region. On a beautiful sunny day, NCC volunteers and employees took action to help restore and maintain an ecosystem that is becoming increasingly rare in Quebec: the mature silver maple grove.
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  • Cameron Curran, conservation technician, Ontario (Photo by NCC)
    It takes a village

    Learn more about how our Conservation Interns are supporting and learning from local communities.
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  • Cleaning activity at île à l’Aigle (Photo by NCC)
    Cleanup at Île à l’Aigle

    This summer, 13 Conservation Volunteers joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to clean up the banks of Île à l'Aigle, on the St. Lawrence River in Repentigny. The island, which is now open to the public, is covered with prairies and marshes.
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  • Sarah Ludlow and Joseph Poissant planting and smiling. (Photo by NCC)
    Sprucing up Meeting Lake

    NCC staff and volunteers work hard to plant 400 trees at Meeting Lake.
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  • Howell's triteleia at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Endangered wildflower recovery is blooming at the Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve

    Thanks to hard-fought efforts by NCC's Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve restoration team and the surrounding community, the endangered Howell's triteleia is making a comeback.
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  • Group shot of CVs in Fleming Stony Plain in Alberta (Photo by NCC)
    Building a community of nature enthusiasts

    At any given Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) Conservation Volunteers (CV) event across Canada you will see a group of volunteers eager to do their part for conservation.
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  • Twelve-spotted skimmer, dragonfly count, Minesing Wetlands, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Treasure hunting in the Minesing Wetlands

    On a warm, sunny July morning, armed with field guides, nets and plenty of sunscreen, 20 volunteers and dragonfly experts descended on the Minesing Wetlands, 12 kilometres outside of Barrie, Ontario, in search of a rare gem – the elusive and at-risk Hine’s emerald dragonfly.
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  • Turtle River Marshes Conservation Volunteers (Photo by NCC)
    Cleaning Turtle River Marshes

    NCC would like to thank the group of dedicated volunteers who joined our staff for the 2018 Turtle River Marshes spring cleanup.
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