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Conservation heroes in the county: John Lowry

John Lowry and Amanda Tracey at a CV event in Newburgh, Ontario, December 2022 (Photo by Chelsea Marcantonio/NCC staff)

John Lowry and Amanda Tracey at a CV event in Newburgh, Ontario, December 2022 (Photo by Chelsea Marcantonio/NCC staff)

One of my favourite parts of working for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is running events — particularly Conservation Volunteer (CV) events. I love meeting new people, learning their stories and what motivates them to come out. I...

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Conservation heroes in the county: Richard Bird

Richard with former NCC staff Ali Giroux installing a property sign at an NCC nature reserve in the county (Photo by Amanda Tracey/NCC staff)

Richard with former NCC staff Ali Giroux installing a property sign at an NCC nature reserve in the county (Photo by Amanda Tracey/NCC staff)

You’ll recall from part one of this series that when I started working for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Prince Edward County (the county) quickly stole my heart. From its rich wetlands to its dry grasslands and migratory birds...

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Conservation heroes in the county: Cheryl Anderson

Cheryl Anderson at a garlic mustard pull volunteer event in Prince Edward County, ON (May 2022) (Photo by Amanda Tracey/NCC staff)

Cheryl Anderson at a garlic mustard pull volunteer event in Prince Edward County, ON (May 2022) (Photo by Amanda Tracey/NCC staff)

I’ve been working for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in the eastern part of central Ontario for nearly five years. While my work spans a large geographic area, a lot of my time is spent on the wild south shore of Prince Edward...

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1000th balloon in the Grand Bend area

Monarch butterfly perched atop a cigarette butt (Photo by Lynn Tremain)

Monarch butterfly perched atop a cigarette butt (Photo by Lynn Tremain)

My name is Lynn Tremain. I live in Grand Bend, Ontario, on the shore of beautiful Lake Huron. I have become a full-fledged plastic/garbage picker. How did this happen? I am not proud to admit that plastic grocery store bags, acquired from online...

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Reciprocity in our relations

Group of Conservation Volunteers at the Red Deer Fence Pull event (Photo by NCC)

Group of Conservation Volunteers at the Red Deer Fence Pull event (Photo by NCC)

When we think about the relationships we have in our lives, it is easy to think about our family and friends. These are people who we can talk to and who we associate with love and happiness. When you think about the relationships in your life,...

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Being happy volunteering in Happy Valley Forest

Squeaky clean signboard at Happy Valley Forest (Photo by Yoke Wong)

Squeaky clean signboard at Happy Valley Forest (Photo by Yoke Wong)

In April 2019, my Tiles and Trails hiking group leader, Daisy, asked if any members would be interested in doing trail maintenance at a nearby nature reserve. I had done trail cleanups in the past, so trail maintenance was a natural fit. Plus, it...

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A successful day of tree planting at Meeting Lake 03

Volunteers getting a tutorial prior to tree planting (Photo by NCC)

Volunteers getting a tutorial prior to tree planting (Photo by NCC)

For the sixth straight year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Meeting Lake 03 Conservation Volunteers tree planting event brought staff and volunteers together to support forest conservation in Saskatchewan. This is my second...

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5 ways to get involved in conservation this Canadian Environment Week

Building bat boxes at Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area, SK (Photo by NCC)

Building bat boxes at Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area, SK (Photo by NCC)

Since 1971, Canadians have been celebrating the nation’s natural heritage and the strides made in environmental protection during Canadian Environment Week. The week-long observance also includes World Environment Day (June 5) and World...

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Connecting to conservation

Allery Safruk and Mena Wallace, volunteer conservation interns and CCC participants, conducting invasive species control. (Photo by NCC)

Allery Safruk and Mena Wallace, volunteer conservation interns and CCC participants, conducting invasive species control. (Photo by NCC)

Collaboration for conservation The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is one of many partnership organizations holding 12-week placements for a number of lucky Canadian Conservation Corps (CCC) participants — me included! The placement...

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Getting my feet wet as a conservation intern

A field of tall grasses in Backus Woods. This area was where controlled burns were conducted in the previous year. (Photo by NCC)

A field of tall grasses in Backus Woods. This area was where controlled burns were conducted in the previous year. (Photo by NCC)

Although I have only been working with Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a few months, my relationship with the organization goes back many years. My family have been NCC supporters for as long as I can remember. We attended Conservation...

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