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Nature Trust on HFN’s 40th

The NSNT featured an article about “HFN and its 40 years” and it was in their January 2015 Landlines e-newsletter: Updates From the Forefront of Land Conservation in Nova Scotia. It is reproduced below with permission of NSNT.

Janet Dalton, President of HFN, presents $5000 Pledge to Karen McKendry of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. Photo by Keith Vaughan.

This year, the Halifax Field Naturalists (HFN) are celebrating an amazing and productive 40 years of natural history education and conservation advocacy. In addition to monthly field trips and natural history presentations, they publish reports and a quarterly newsletter, and get involved with conservation initiatives. Read about the HFN’s 40 year history in a recent op-ed by HFN member Richard Beazley.HFN members have been incredibly supportive of the Nature Trust over the years. In 2003, HFN donated funds towards the land survey and legal processing of the Capt. Arnell Conservation Lands (one half of the Purcells Cove Conservation Lands). They also joined our stewardship team as property guardians for the Purcells Cove Conservation Lands and conducted a biological inventory of the property (an on-going project over several years). HFN also organized and carried out a biological survey of the Meander River Conservation Lands.

More recently, Nature Trust conservation coordinator and HFN member Karen McKendry presented a talk at their January meeting, and was surprised with a $5000 pledge for the Nature Trust’s 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign.