Caring for Canada – the impact of Conservation Volunteers in 2012
1,400 volunteers in 121 events
The number of Canadians who signed up for the 2012 Conservation Volunteers program
The total value of our volunteers’ contributions
plugs of native grasses and almost
native trees were planted
species identified during Conservation Volunteers events
Volunteers and staff created trails and installed directional markers, signage and boardwalks to enhance visitor safety and educational experiences on NCC properties. Additionally, volunteers filled countless pickup trucks and trailers with old wire fencing, metal and decommissioned building materials on our properties from coast to coast. Close to 200 garbage bags were filled with invasive weeds that volunteers pulled by hand, including dog-strangling vine, garlic mustard, leafy spurge, Canada thistle, Oregon grape and woodland angelica.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private 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 2.6 million acres (more than 1 million hectares), coast to coast.