Islanders urged to support Blooming Point conservation on Giving Tuesday
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is inviting Islanders to kick off the “giving season” on Giving Tuesday with a donation in support of wildlife and local land conservation. Tuesday, November 28 marks the fifth annual Giving Tuesday, an international event organized by charities as an alternative to the consumerism of Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday online shopping.
Online donations to NCC on November 28 will go to local conservation projects. On PEI, NCC is currently raising funds to protect a north shore beach at Blooming Point, and coastal forest habitats at Howe Bay and the Haldimand River. All three projects will provide valuable habitat for birds and other wildlife, and will be open to the public for hiking and recreation.
“The holiday season can be about more than shopping; it can be a time to give back to nature with a gift to NCC’s conservation projects on PEI,” says Julie Vasseur, NCC’s PEI program director. “On Giving Tuesday people can help NCC protect special places and habitats like Blooming Point and Howe Bay that will benefit Islanders for generations to come.”
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 more than 1.1 million hectares (2.8 million acres), coast to coast to coast.
Donations in support of the Nature Conservancy of Canada can be made at natureconservancy.ca or by calling 1-877-231-4400.
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