Stories from the field

Read about the science and stewardship projects Conservation Volunteers are supporting across the country!

  • Sandy Point Beach Sweep 2016, NL (Photo by Aiden Mahoney)
    Thank you, Sandy Point Conservation Volunteers!

    Conservation Volunteer beach cleanup--an event summary and thank you
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  • Eastern whip-poor-will (Photo by Tanner Senti)
    Citizen observation at work in the Greater Bristol Marsh

    A haven of biodiversity in the Ottawa Valley, the Greater Bristol Marsh is home to several bird species that are rare or at-risk in Quebec. Recently, about 10 volunteers joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) team to inventory and monitor these species. One of the species, the eastern whip-poor-will, is designated threatened in Canada and likely to be designated threatened or vulnerable in Quebec.
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  • Volunteers, Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Thanks to Parkbus, volunteering in nature has never been easier

    On a sunlit May 26 morning, 33 Conservation Volunteers (CV) stepped off of a bright blue bus at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Hazel Bird Nature Reserve, on Ontario’s Rice Lake Plains.
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  • Volunteers at Île du Moine, QC (Photo by NCC)
    Citizens participate in a natural heritage restoration project on île du Moine

    This past June, motivated citizens participated in a tree planting and cleanup activity on île du Moine in Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel. The project, led by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in close collaboration with the members of the Commune de l’île du Moine, involved landscaping certain areas of the island to promote the recovery of rural birds in this environment.
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  • Tree planting Conservation Volunteers event, Johnson's Mills, NB (Photo by NCC)
    5 health benefits of volunteering outside

    Check out five health benefits of volunteering outside.
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  • Howell's triteleia at Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
    Conservation comeback: Howell's triteleia

    Thanks to efforts by NCC's Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve restoration team and the surrounding community, the endangered Howell's triteleia is making a comeback.
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