Codroy Valley, NL (Photo by Heather Chaffey)

Codroy Valley, NL (Photo by Heather Chaffey)

Nature Conservancy of Canada needs volunteers

June 3, 2015
Codroy Valley, NL


Feather and Folk Bird Survey this weekend in Codroy Valley

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for volunteers to help with its first Conservation Volunteers event of 2015 during the Codroy Valley Feather and Folk Festival.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 7, 2015, from 9 am until 3 pm. The meeting place is at the Wetland Interpretation Centre of the Codroy Valley in Doyles, Newfoundland and Labrador.

It is a bird survey, open to birders of all ages and all levels of expertise.

Nature Conservancy of Canada is calling on all birders to help us with our stewardship work in the beautiful Codroy Valley region.

The Codroy River Estuary is one of the most productive of Newfoundland’s few estuarine wetland sites. It is the only Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in the province, and is a recognized Important Bird Area for migratory birds. These include shorebirds and ducks, where raptors and spring vagrants are commonly found.

“We need volunteers to help us survey the diversity of birds on Nature Conservancy of Canada properties. The collected information helps us learn what species are using our protected natural areas and how the pattern may change from year to year. Everyone is welcome to take part at this fun outdoor activity,” said Kathy Unger, NCC’s Conservation Assistant for Newfoundland and Labrador.

For this event, NCC is partnering with the Feather & Folk Festival. Feather & Folk is an annual nature festival that showcases Newfoundland’s beautiful southwest coast.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada also wishes to acknowledge financial support to do these stewardship activities.   This event is being generously supported by Husky Energy, Vale, NL Credit Union Charitable Foundation, and TD Friends of the Environment.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is a registered not for profit organization that has been working in the Grand Codroy River Estuary since 1997.  It has completed seven conservation projects, through private land purchases and donations. These total 504 acres of protected natural space for wildlife and plants to use, along with people and families to enjoy.

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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 (1.1 million hectares), coast to coast. In Newfoundland and Labrador, NCC has protected more than 13,500 acres.

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