Prince Edward Island resident to help guide conservation group
A Prince Edward Island-based international business consultant has been named Chair of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) Atlantic Regional Board of Directors.
Ann Worth brings a broad range of professional experience to NCC. The charitable land conservation organization has worked on Prince Edward Island since 1978 and has helped conserve 2,428 hectares (more than 6,000 acres) of key habitat. That has been accomplished through over 60 different forest, wetland and coastal shoreline conservation projects. Worth’s background includes 35 years in tourism, real estate, consumer products, agriculture, fisheries, sustainable development and international trade.
Worth has volunteered with NCC since 2019 and has served in various leadership positions, including Meetings and Conventions Prince Edward Island, PEI Aquaculture Alliance and Atlantic Canada Food Export Partnership. Most recently, she has been actively engaged as a commercial real estate advisor for Cushman and Wakefield Atlantic.
An outdoor enthusiast, Ann lives in Bonshaw, a small PEI community celebrated for its natural beauty and commitment to conservation.
“One of the most rewarding things happening on PEI is the collaborative working relationship among our partners including the Province of PEI, the Island Nature Trust, L’Nuey, and PEI National Park," says Worth. "I am very excited to see NCC expand on our existing nature reserves across the island, as well as seek new areas for conservation, like a fresh, new project site in St. Peter’s Bay.”
Worth succeeds previous chair Kevin McNamara and will also serve on NCC’s National Board of Directors.
Kelly Cain, Regional Vice President of the Atlantic Region, adds “I wish to thank Kevin McNamara for his excellent leadership and support during his tenure as board chair. He has done an outstanding job navigating the board through the pandemic and our efforts to secure and conserve terrestrial and marine life for generations to come. The passing of the torch to Ann is timely as the organization expands its footprint in the region thanks to the ongoing support of our many donors, partners and volunteers. Ann is energized by the endless possibilities of the impact NCC can continue to make and our staff look forward to working with her in this new role.”
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation's leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to conserve 14 million hectares (35 million acres), coast to coast to coast, including over 35,000 hectares (86,300 acres) in the Atlantic Provinces. To learn more, visit natureconservancy.ca.
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