Trust Volunteer Position

Immediate Opening — Volunteer Coordinator Are you interested in helping your community by leading a team of volunteers?  Once every four weeks, the Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust is responsible to co-manage the Bay Treasure Chest toonie count process and we need a reliable volunteer to commit to organizing the Trust’s volunteer team.  You’ll work…

CoCO Meeting Set for Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Community groups operating on the Chebucto Peninsula around the HWYs 103 and HWY 333 loop are invited to join in sharing and camaraderie at the November meeting of the Council of Community Organizations (CoCO). Free event. The public is welcome to join in as we hear the news from various groups and share with the…

Property Purchase Saves 50 Acres As Natural Wilderness

Exciting progress has been made on the Trust’s land acquisition strategy aimed at protecting more areas adjacent to the designated Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area. Just recently, the Trust closed a land purchase deal that assures protection for 50 acres of undeveloped land in Hubley, Nova Scotia, near Lake of the Woods subdivision. The site…

Warbler Walk Saturday, June 1

Due to poor weather conditions predicted for Sunday, the Warbler Walk will be moved to Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 a.m. which is hopefully finer weather for bird watching. Meet up in the parking lot area of Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park guided by avid birder and photographer Hans Toom who will talk about the nesting…

16 Classrooms Study Real Time Salmon Growth Thanks to Trust Grant

Nova Scotia children are learning first-hand, how fertilized salmon eggs grow and develop by maintaining their own classroom tanks, thanks to the Fish Friends Program of the Nova Scotia Salmon Association. With help from the Trust’s Environmental Stewardship Grant Program last year, Fish Friends expanded from three to 16 elementary school classrooms in the Halifax…

Volunteer Appreciation at the BTC Count

Organizing the Bay Treasure Chest Counts is a big job and one that takes many volunteers who work together and get to know one another very well. The Trust was proud to salute two of our special volunteers at the April 24th Count. They have helped at these events for years and became good friends…

13th Annual May Fair in the Park — Sunday, May 26

It’s been a long winter and we’re ready to celebrate spring! Join us for the Trust’s 13th annual May Fair in the Park on Sunday, May 26 from noon to 3:00 p.m. for outdoor fun. Volunteers will have activities organized around Jerry Lawrence Provincial Park including a BBQ, face painting, guided trail hikes, nature crafts…

Donations Needed to Protect 100 Acres near Frederick Lake

Exciting news…With your help 100 acres near Frederick Lake, Timberlea’s Bluff Trail area, may soon be protected. This land purchase plan is led by the NS Nature Trust’s successful Lasting Landscapes Campaign. Support the Campaign with donations, which will be matched 4 to 1, but only until the April 5 deadline. By then, we need…

Grant Provides Chance for Kids to go to Roots and Boots Forest School

In 2018, the Roots and Boots Forest School received an Environmental Stewardship Grant from the Trust.  The founders of this Nova Scotia based not-for-profit, Sara Wolthers and Kellie Allen, used the grant funds to hire leaders to assist special needs children, so they too could enjoy a forest school experience.   Allen explains, “We facilitated 62…

Free Eco-Rally Event Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm

Join former CBC journalist Jennifer Henderson for a conversation with author and activist Joan Baxter as they discuss Baxter’s brilliant award-winning book “The Mill – 50 Years of Pulp and Protest” about the history and destruction in Pictou from the pulp and paper industry. Free event. Everyone welcome. Pay-what-you-can admission. St. Margaret’s Centre, 2 Westwood…