Fort William, QC (Photo by Claude Duchaîne)

Fort William, QC (Photo by Claude Duchaîne)

Stories From the Field

  • Mikinak Festival (Photo by NCC)
    Six reasons to attend the Festival de la tortue Mikinak in Pike River

    Mikinak means “turtle” in Algonquin, a perfectly fitting name for this free festival in Pike River, Montérégie, that celebrates turtles, in particular the spiny softshell turtle. Here are six reasons not to miss this year’s fourth edition of the event.
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  • Cleanup at île à l'Aigle, QC (Photo by Guy Hamelin)
    Spring cleaning on île à l'Aigle: readying a Nature Destination for summer

    Eight volunteers and three NCC employees have just cleaned up the shores of île à l'Aigle in Repentigny. This annual work was carried out in order to maintain the ecological integrity of this environment and make it more enjoyable for the public.
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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 at Pointe de Saint-Vallier, QC (Photo by NCC)
    Plastic pollution in the St. Lawrence River

    River and stream debris is a growing threat to a wide variety of marine animals and fish. Plastic and Styrofoam pieces are particularly dangerous. Despite their small size, they are the most harmful waste to aquatic life, as they decompose very slowly, can be confused with food, and can trap or be ingested by marine animals.
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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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  • Southern flying squirrel (Photo by Judy Frederick)
    Zoos and conservation organizations: a win-win combination

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and the Zoo de Granby are partners in a five-year agreement to protect the habitat of threatened or vulnerable species in Quebec.
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