Conservation Volunteers help with NCC's land conservation in Saskatchewan (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Conservation Volunteers help with NCC's land conservation in Saskatchewan (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Volunteering...and more!

June 23, 2016
Regina, SK

 

SaskEnergy staff volunteer for Nature (Conservancy of Canada) at Edenwold


SaskEnergy staff are linking with Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) staff in Saskatchewan to rip down old fences at NCC's Edenwold Property today.

They'll be wiping their brows and snagging their jeans, but the gift of their time and effort for the conservation of nature will benefit both people and wildlife.

SaskEnergy has long been a supporter and program presenter of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.  The Crown Corporation has been the go-to organization for special sponsorship or in-kind support for many of our programs and functions.

Today's Conservation Volunteers event, hosted by the Nature Conservancy of Canada specifically for SaskEnergy staff, focuses on the removal of old fence posts and wire, materials that can result in peril for various wildlife species.

"SaskEnergy has worked closely with NCC providing subsidized office space in our Regina head office for nearly 15 years so they can focus their resources on what they do best—conserving wild spaces," says Leslie Gosselin, Manager of Advertising and Community Relations  at SaskEnergy. "Our employees are ready to spend a day with NCC, restoring prairie spaces to a natural state for wildlife to inhabit once again."

"SaskEnergy's contribution to our (NCC) work in Saskatchewan is extraordinary," says Mark Wartman, Regional Vice President for the Nature Conservancy of Canada.  "Over the very long term, SaskEnergy continues to champion the conservation of Saskatchewan's natural areas through its support of NCC. We are excited—and very proud—to be supported by SaskEnergy as well as host their staff at Edenwold today!"

NCC's Edenwold property is located about 55 minutes by vehicle northeast of Regina (see directional map, below). 

Facts

In Saskatchewan, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has conserved over 150,000 acres (60,700 hectares) of ecologically significant land through land donations, puchases and conservation agreements.

NCC owns and manages properties in many southern and central Saskatchewan communities around the Quill Lakes, Shaunavon, Kipling, North Battleford, Carlyle, Lake Alma, Maple Creek Wynyard, Edenwold, Asquith and more. NCC provides public, on-foot access at almost all of our properties.

NCC's partnerships include grazing leases with landowners and community pasture patrons for long term conservation. Some of NCC's ongoing partners include the Government of Saskatchewan, Government of Canada, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Lone Tree Community Pastures, and more.

For six consecutive years, MoneySense Magazine has ranked the NCC the top Canadian environmental charity in its annual evaluation of the top 100 charities across the country. Eighty-three per cent of donations to NCC go directly to on-the-ground conservation of Canada's natural spaces and wildlife, including species at risk. NCC conserves land in perpetuity—our living heritage—so donations and volunteer efforts literally last forever!

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation's leading private, not-for-profit land conservation organization, protecting vital natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped protect more than 2.8 million acres (1.1 million hectares), coast to coast.

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