Homes For Wildlife For The Holidays
NCC has a new project list as big as Santa's in New Brunswick
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is launching a public campaign in efforts to conserve several key sites across the province before the end of the calendar year.
The not-for-profit, registered charity has negotiated agreements with landowners to acquire key properties. NCC has raised a significant amount of funds, however, it is looking for donations and pledges to close the gap. Funds will be used to acquire the properties and manage them over the long-term.
• Acadian Peninsula – NCC has a deal to purchase a 265 acre coastal forest and wetland property in Barryville on the shores of Grand Dune Inlet between Miramichi and Neguac. It is used by moose, bear, osprey, and hare, along with black ducks, Canada goose, green-winged teals and common mergansers.
• The Nature Conservancy of Canada is also trying to purchase 84 acres of freshwater habitat on Miscou Island to add to its major land assemblage there. Miscou Island is a designated Important Bird Area and is an essential location for the globally endangered piping plover.
• Miramichi Salmon Project - the largest private land conservation project in New Brunswick’s history, the Bartholomew River site NCC is working to acquire features 2,100 acres, with Acadian forests and 8 wild salmon pools that are seen as a key nursery for the species.
• South East New Brunswick – Nearly 260 acres of forest and wetland in Haute Aboujagane have been offered to NCC as a donation. These are significant parcels of land in the Chignecto Isthmus wilderness corridor, helping animals such as bear, deer, moose, lynx and migratory waterfowl.
• Musquash Estuary, NCC has an opportunity to purchanse an 86 acre forest and bog project that would expand the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s 4,200 acre nature reserve at Musquash, just a fifteen minute drive from Saint John.
People interested in learning more about these projects or how they can donate may contact 1-877-231-4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. This may also make for an ideal holiday gift for a family member or friend who enjoys nature and the outdoors or a memorial gift in honor of a loved one.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada was recently named Canada’s top environmental charity for the 6th year in a row by MoneySense Magazine. In its December issue, on newsstands now, MoneySense, ranks 100 of the country’s top charities for their financial accountability, transparency and effectiveness. The Nature Conservancy of Canada received an overall grade of A. More than 80 percent of all funds raised are spent directly on our conservation program.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.7 million acres (over 1.1 million hectares), coast to coast. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has helped to conserve 16,003 acres (6,476 hectares) with over 30 nature reserves and more than 140 properties in New Brunswick. For further information visit: www.NatureConservancy.ca/NB.
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