Dip your toes into World Water Day

Walking on the Barrens in NS (Photo by NCC)

Walking on the Barrens in NS (Photo by NCC)

March 22, 2017 | by NCC staff

Water is one of the most essential elements on our planet. Almost nine per cent, or 891,163 square kilometres, of Canada's total area is covered by fresh water. Our country's portion of the Great Lakes alone makes up nearly 10 per cent of the freshwater area in Canada. Each year, Canada's rivers release seven per cent of the world's renewable water supply. 

From Campbell River Estuary in British Columbia to the Grand Codroy Estuary in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working to protect watersheds and wetland areas across Canada. Watch the video below to learn more:

Field staff survey ecological features of Enchantment conservation area (Photo by NCC)

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NCC staff Since 1962, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has protected areas of natural diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of our children and those after them. To this day, NCC continues to protect land and share stories of nature, wildlife, science and conservation.

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