The Salmonier River (Photo by M. Dembeck)

The Salmonier River (Photo by M. Dembeck)

Nature Conservancy of Canada held Board of Directors meeting in St. John's from June 8 to 10

June 7, 2017
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador


The Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) held meetings in St. John’s from June 8 to 10. More than 50 board members and NCC staff from across the country discussed upcoming Canada-wide conservation projects, participated in a public forum and toured the Avalon Peninsula. NCC’s president and CEO John Lounds and Atlantic regional vice-president John Foley were also in attendance for the meetings. 

The NatureTalks: Natural Capital event was open to the public. It was held at MUN on Thursday, June 8, and explored the social and economic benefits of nature. Speakers included: Heather Manuel, Marine Institute, MUN; Lori McCarthy, Cod Sounds; Gregory Jeddore, Miawpukek First Nation; Jef Combdon, Target Marketing and Communications; Karen Clarke-Whistler, chief environment officer, TD Bank Group; and Margo Morrison, NCC director of conservation science for the Atlantic Region.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has been working in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1996 and has helped to protect more than 13,000 acres (5,261 hectares) of wildlife habitat and ecologically significant sites in the province. In addition to the 600-acre (243-hectare) nature reserve in the Grand Codroy Estuary, NCC protects land at Maddox Cove, Crabbes River, Lloyds River, Sandy Point and Robinson’s River (The Grasses).


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 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares), coast to coast. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has conserved more than 74,000 acres (30,000 hectares) in the Atlantic provinces.

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