Pendleton Island beach clean up in NB (Photo by NCC)

Pendleton Island beach clean up in NB (Photo by NCC)

Nature Conservancy of Canada launches 2018 Conservation Volunteers season in New Brunswick

April 17, 2018
Fredericton, New Brunswick

 

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is announcing its 2018 Conservation Volunteer events. These events are part of a nation-wide program that engages Canadians of all ages in hands-on conservation projects. Through activities like beach cleanups, trail maintenance and bird counts, volunteers can learn new skills and experience some of New Brunswick’s most spectacular natural areas.

“Volunteers are an important part of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s work in New Brunswick,” says Courtney Thompson, NCC’s volunteer program coordinator in Fredericton. “We are inviting New Brunswickers to join us for a half day or full day — to connect with nature and give back to their communities through conservation. Our volunteers tell us they enjoy knowing they are helping to protect these natural spaces as much as they enjoy exploring them.”

Events are led by NCC’s coordinators and conservation staff. NCC has more than 60 Conservation Volunteers events planned across Canada, including four in New Brunswick: 
• Musquash Trailblazer, June 2 in Saint John
• Lincoln Trailblazer, June 16 in Fredericton
• Great Fundy Cleanup, August 18 on Pendleton Island
• Baie Verte Waterfowl Count, October 22 in Baie Verte

NCC’s Conservation Volunteers events in New Brunswick are supported in part by the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund. The Wildlife Trust Fund obtains a portion of its revenue from the purchase of New Brunswick conservation license plates.

To find out more or to sign up for a Conservation Volunteers event, call 1-877-231-4400 or visit conservationvolunteers.ca.

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