Freshwater Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Dennis Minty)

Freshwater Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Dennis Minty)

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Freshwater Bay, NL (Photo by Dennis Minty)

Freshwater Bay, NL (Photo by Dennis Minty)

The Landmark campaign is the most ambitious fundraising effort in the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC’s) history! Our goal is to raise $750 million to conserve more land faster, inspire the next generation of conservation leaders, and connect more Canadians to nature. In Atlantic Canada, our Landmark projects are located near major urban centres and offer opportunities to hike and explore, while at the same time conserve local biodiversity and important habitat. With your support, we can protect nature for the benefit of wildlife and future generations.

Near St John’s, Newfoundland, NCC’s Landmark campaign will support the conservation of a spectacular 243-acre (98-hectare) coastal property in Freshwater Bay. Mainly mixed forest, the property is located on the East Coast Trail, on the way to the iconic Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site. Seabird colonies of black-legged kittiwakes, black guillemots and great black-backed gulls nest in the cliffs between Freshwater Bay and Sprigg’s Point, making this a popular destination for birders and nature lovers. NCC is actively seeking donations to protect this coastal nature haven near the city. Call 709-753-5540 or 1-866-319-5985 to make a tax-deductible donation in support of Freshwater Bay.

In Nova Scotia, NCC’s Landmark campaign will support the creation of the Shaw Wilderness Park's 379 acres (153 hectares) of mature forest and jack pine barrens, surrounding two lakes. At its highest point, the site has a stunning view of downtown Halifax, but everywhere else feels a world away from the city. This park is home to many rare plants, and more than 40 species of birds and other wildlife. NCC is actively raising funds to conserve this beautiful area near Purcell’s Cove for birding, hiking, swimming and nature appreciation. Call our Halifax office at 1-866-319-5985 to find out how your tax-deductible donation can help, or donate online.

In southern New Brunswick, minutes from Saint John, the Landmark Campaign will support the expansion of our Musquash Estuary Nature Reserve, NCC’s largest reserve in Atlantic Canada. With your help, we can conserve a 400-acre (160-hectare) coastal forest and cobble beach at Little Musquash Cove. This is a rare opportunity to protect an undeveloped section of Bay of Fundy coastline, bordering New Brunswick’s only Marine Protected Area. Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure this stunning area remains untouched and open for all to enjoy. Call our New Brunswick office at 1-877-231-4400 to find out how you can help.

And in PEI, east of Charlottetown, the Landmark Campaign will support the conservation of a valuable wildlife habitat near Basin Head Provincial Park. The 234-acre (95-hectare) property features a large wetland and is surrounded by Acadian hardwood forest of mature yellow birch and sugar maple, an uncommon habitat on the Island. Hare, coyote and many species of birds are found on the property, located near Kingsboro. NCC is seeking donations to support the completion of this project, which involves a generous land donation from the MacPhee family of PEI. Call us at 902-892-3608 or 1-877-231-4400 to support this project.

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