Prince Edward Island

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been protecting natural areas on Prince Edward Island since 1978, when we worked with partners to secure 247 acres (100 hectares) in Blooming Point, Queens County, 25 kilometres from Charlottetown. Almost 90 per cent of the land on PEI is privately owned, so NCC has focused on private action, encouraging people to play a role in saving ecologically important species. NCC has engaged individuals and groups in 26 different projects, working together to conserve 4,939 acres (1,998 hectares) on PEI.

Stories from the Field

Volunteer picking up tires off the coast of the Percival River (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Volunteer picking up tires off the coast of the Percival River (Photo by Sean Landsman)

It’s just a bit of mud: Cleaning up the Percival River watershed

Courtney Thompson recaps NCC's very successful Percival Beach cleanup from October. Continue Reading »

Josh Noseworthy takes a core sample from a spruce tree on Governor's Island, one of several properties acquired and afforded protection on PEI through the efforts of NCC (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Josh Noseworthy takes a core sample from a spruce tree on Governor's Island, one of several properties acquired and afforded protection on PEI through the efforts of NCC (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Volunteer with us this summer in Prince Edward Island!

Click here to learn more about our 2017 Conservation Volunteers events. Sign up now! Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Thomas Island, PEI (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

A laid-back Nature Destination on the Atlantic Ocean

October 24, 2017

Visitors to PEI often comment about the laid-back, friendly nature of the people who live here, and in the Maritimes in general. I’ve given this some thought, and concluded this attitude is not only because of generations of inherently... Continue Reading »

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