Volunteer with us this summer in Nova Scotia!
Buckthorn Bash CV event, NS (Photo by NCC)
Spring is in the air, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is getting ready to offer another summer season of hands-on conservation volunteer events throughout Nova Scotia. If you love the outdoors, enjoy meeting like-minded people and can volunteer a few hours of your time, we’ll give you some fun ways to give back to nature! Spend a day with NCC staff and volunteers: we’ll be clearing trails, planting trees and cleaning beaches on our nature reserves near Saint John and Moncton. Space is limited so early registration is recommended. Please visit our website to register or contact Doug Van Hemessen at 1-866-319-5985.
Musquodoboit Trail Blazers
When: May 27, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Description: Help NCC and Musquodoboit Trailway Association restore an old hiking trail that will connect the Musquodoboit Trailway with the backcountry South Granite Ridge Trail.
Gaff Point Trail Blazers
When: July 15, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Description: Help NCC and partner Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy with light branch pruning and trail clearing to maintain this beautiful trail.
Paddling ‘Round the Bay
When: July 22, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Description: Join us and Bird Studies Canada at Round Bay while we survey the shoreline by canoe to look for invasive grasses. We’ll also see piping plovers and learn about the efforts in Nova Scotia to protect this endangered species.
Sights and Sounds of Brier Island
When: August 26, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Description: Enjoy beautiful coastal views and lots of birds as NCC completes shore and trail clean-up on our 3.5-kilometre Brier Island Coastal Trail and adjacent beach.
Pugwash Waterfowl Count
When: September 30, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Description: Join NCC, in partnership with the Friends of the Pugwash Estuary, for this new event. Help and count an incredible variety of waterfowl in and around the estuary.
Port Joli Wild for Waterfowl
When: November 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 3p.m.
Description: Count waterfowl and shorebirds with our project partner, Bird Studies Canada, at the South Shore Important Bird Area.