October 10, 2019
(Kingston, NB) On Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 pm, the Nature Trust of New Brunswick will host its 2019 Annual General Meeting at the Kingston Parish Hall, located in Kingston. With five of the Nature Trust’s nature preserves located within proximity, including the Reg Bonney Nature Preserve, the Rayworth Beach Nature Preserve, the Minister’s Face Nature Preserve, and the Sea Dog Cove Nature Preserve, the Kingston Peninsula serves as the perfect backdrop for the annual gathering.
The Nature Trust had an incredibly successful year in 2018-19, conserving ten nature preserves and increasing the land conserved in two existing preserves, as a result from funding provided by the Canada Nature Fund’s Quickstart program. The newly conserved nature preserves include the:
Armstrong Woods Nature Preserve;
Beausoleil Nature Preserve;
Bernie Bowie Sr. Nature Preserve;
Dolan Woodlands Nature Preserve;
Hampton Marsh Nature Preserve;
Hidden Lakes Nature Preserve;
Lower Royalton Nature Preserve;
Noremac Nature Preserve;
Tobique Island Nature Preserve;
Warren Kent Coleman Nature Preserve.
Additional parcels of land were added to the Noloqonokek Nature Preserve on Middle Island, near Oromocto, and the Minister's Face Nature Preserve on Long Island, in the Kennebecasis Bay.
Other successes from the past year include continuing to grow the landowner and species at risk outreach programs, growing the network of stewards and volunteers throughout the province, and continuing engagement on the importance of land conservation through events such as the 3rd Annual Great Fundy Coastal Cleanup and Conservation on Canvas.
These achievements and many more will be highlighted during the annual general meeting, which will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Nature Trust supporters, volunteers, and members will have the opportunity to meet, as well as reflect and discuss plans for the future of the organization.
Following the meeting, participants are welcome to join the Nature Trust on a paddle to and hike on Long Island, to view the newest addition of land to the Minister’s Face Nature Preserve. This portion of the event is expected to take place from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and registration is required.
All are welcome to attend and learn more about the Nature Trust’s conservation, stewardship, and engagement initiatives. For more information and to register, visit www.naturetrust.nb.ca/upcoming-events or contact Laura Douglas, Engagement Organizing Officer, by email at email@example.com or (506) 457-2398.
The Nature Trust has a lot to celebrate, after achieving some major milestones this year,” said Wayne Burley, President of the Nature Trust. “We have surpassed over 8,000 acres of land conserved in more than 62 nature preserves across New Brunswick, and we have made large strides towards achieving our organization’s strategic goals.
Although the Nature Trust is a relatively small organization, we are able to accomplish so much thanks to our dedicated network of supporters and volunteers, who help us to accomplish our mission of conserving and stewarding ecologically significant areas in New Brunswick,” said Burley. “We are looking forward to continuing this momentum and to engage with even more supporters and communities about the importance of land conservation.
- Wayne Burley, President