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Nature Conservancy of Canada launches P.E.I. volunteers program

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Islanders are being asked to comment online on the province's strategy to address climate change.

To mark Earth Day and National Volunteer Week, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is launching its 2017 Conservation Volunteers Program, which provides opportunities throughout the summer to get directly involved in NCC’s hands-on wildlife habitat restoration and stewardship projects. 

Through Conservation Volunteers events, volunteers of all ages can learn new skills, make new friends, and experience some of P.E.I.’s most spectacular natural places.

“Volunteers are an important part of our efforts to protect nature,” said Courtney Thompson, Volunteer Program co-ordinator. “We are inviting Islanders of all ages to help us build nesting boxes, and clean up our beaches and shorelines. By giving a few hours of their time, our volunteers help wildlife and have a great time outdoors while they are at it.”

The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s volunteers not only benefit their local communities, they can have a global impact by caring for migratory species such as butterflies and birds that need clean and healthy habitats. Events are a half or full day, led by NCC’s co-ordinators and conservation staff.  So far NCC has more than 60 conservation volunteers events planned across Canada, including three on P.E.I.: the Boughton Island Kayak Kleanup on July 22; “Owl build you a nest box” on Aug. 19; or Percival River Garbage Run on Oct. 14. 

To find out more about these events find NCC at their booth at the Atlantic Green Expo at UPEI’s School of Sustainable Design this weekend, or enroll online at www.conservationvolunteers.ca.

About the NCC:

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading 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 protect more than 2.8 million acres, coast to coast.

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