Nature Conservancy of Canada launches annual volunteer program

Here's your chance to get involved in hands-on wildlife habitat restoration and stewardship projects.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has launched its 2017 Conservation Volunteers Program.

Six volunteer events are planned in New Brunswick this summer and fall, which include cleaning up beaches and shorelines, planting native trees and conducting bird counts.

Courtney Thompson, volunteer program coordinator, says volunteers are an important part of their efforts to help protect nature across Canada.

"By giving a few hours of their time, our volunteers help wildlife and have a great time outdoors while they are at it," Thompson said in a news release.

Among the events taking place in New Brunswick are:

  • two Musquash Trailblazer events near Saint John on May 28;
  • Sprucing up the Isthmus near Sackville on June 17;
  • Great Fundy Cleanup in Charlotte County on July 15;
  • Musquash Cove Cleanup near Saint John on Sept. 20; and
  • the Tabusintac Waterfowl Survey in the fall (date TBD).

You can learn more about the program, or enrol in an event, on the Nature Conservancy of Canada website.