Nature Conservancy of Canada launches 2018 Conservation Volunteers events
Group of Conservation Volunteers who joined NCC at Sandy Point Island, NL (Photo by NCC)
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, bird counts and tree planting, volunteers can help care for wildlife habitat and experience some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most spectacular and ecologically significant natural areas.
“Volunteers are an important part of our work at the Nature Conservancy of Canada,” says Megan Lafferty, NCC’s acting program director in Newfoundland and Labrador. “We are inviting volunteers of all ages to join NCC this summer to connect with nature and give back to their communities. Past volunteers have shared how much they enjoyed working with others who are passionate about nature. As NCC staff, it’s inspiring to meet people who are excited to be involved in our work.”
Conservation Volunteers events are a half day or full day and are led by NCC’s coordinators and conservation staff. NCC has more than 60 Conservation Volunteers events planned across Canada, including four in Newfoundland and Labrador:
• Crabbes River Restoration Planting, near St. Fintan’s, June 9
• Torbay Gully Bird Survey, Torbay, June 23
• Sandy Point Beach Sweep, near St. George’s, Sept 15
• Codroy Valley Fall Bird Survey, near Upper Ferry, September 22
To find out more, call 709-753-5540 or sign up for a Conservation Volunteers event online at conservationvolunteers.ca.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation's leading not-for-profit, private 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 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares), coast to coast.