Published on Thu, 06/21/2018 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada offers national challenge for Canadians

As summer approaches and people look for things to do over the coming weeks, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is offering fun ideas that help out nature.

Our individual actions can have big impacts and NCC has launched its second annual cross-country Small Acts of Conservation challenge. It consists of a checklist of small-scale, individual actions that will benefit people and communities along with wildlife and their habitats.

NCC wants to show people that by completing fun and easy acts individually they can have a collective impact for nature. For example, planting native trees, installing rain barrels, spending time in nature, building bat boxes and bee hotels. People can also lend nature a hand at Conservation Volunteers events on NCC properties across Canada.

To track participants during the challenge, an online gallery maps the locations of people participating in their own Small Acts of Conservation, showing how they are part of something great from coast to coast to coast. People are encouraged to share their acts on social media using the hashtag #SmallActs.

The campaign ends August 12 and a random draw for a $1,000 nature prize pack will be made on August 13! More information can be found at smallactsofconservation.ca.

“This program is intended to help connect Canadians with nature and inspire them to help us conserve our country’s special places,” says Aaron Bilyea, NCC’s director of marketing. “Local activities and small acts of conservation can make a big difference and lead to a collective national effort. These acts not only protect nature, but also the health of our communities and our own well-being.”

About

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation's leading 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 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares), coast to coast. Visit natureconservancy.ca.

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