Back to nature

Susan Harrison

Susan Harrison

“Like many Canadians, I began working from home in March 2020. Realizing I needed to get up and move, I ventured out into my suburban community for daily walks and discovered, much to my delight, three water catchment ponds five minutes from my front door. There were ducks and herons, red-winged blackbirds and rabbits. I was even treated to the occasional deer sighting. I had always revered the natural world but had very little up close and personal experience with it until then.

“Although already a proud NCC supporter, my experience with the ponds brought home to me the importance of the organization’s work, and I wanted to express my appreciation. In the first year of working from home, I’d saved $3,825.50 in gas and highway toll charges. I donated that amount to NCC and I challenge other NCC supporters who’ve enjoyed a back-to-nature experience during the pandemic to do the same.”

- Susan Harrison, monthly donor since 2019

This story originally appeared in the winter 2022 issue of the Nature Conservancy of Canada Magazine. To learn more about how you can receive the magazine, click here.

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