Nature Conservancy Canada

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization. A private, non-profit organization, we partner with individuals, corporations, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect our most important natural treasures — the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife. We secure properties (through donation, purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal interests in land) and manage them for the long term.

Since 1962, NCC and our partners have helped to conserve more than 2.8 million acres (1.1 million hectares) of ecologically significant land from coast to coast.

Vision of Nature Conservancy Canada :

  • Nature Conservancy Canada envisions a world in which Canadians conserve nature in all its diversity, and safeguard the lands and waters that sustain life.

Mission of Nature Conservancy Canada :

  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada leads and inspires others to join us in creating a legacy for future generations by conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.

Values of Nature Conservancy Canada :

  • Durable Conservation Outcomes
  • Evidence-Based Decision-Making
  • Respect For Nature and People
  • Integrity First
  • Conservation Through Collaboration and Cooperation

If you are interested in more stories of Nature Conservancy Canada, visit http://www.natureconservancy.ca/.

 

Phyllis Rawlinson Park

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Phyllis Rawlinson Park is Richmond Hill’s largest Oak Ridges Moraine park. The land was donated to Richmond Hill by Phyllis Rawlinson, a long-time resident of the Town.

Special Features That The Park Includes :

  • A community garden
  • An off-leash dog area
  • Celebration Forest
  • Robert Holland Interpretive Centre
  • George Forster House

Robert Holland Interpretive Centre :

Robert Holland Interpretive Centre is a place where exploring outdoors and participating in environmental activities are available, which is inside Phyllis Rawlinson Park. The programs the centre runs are :

  • Environmental Studies
  • Native Studies
  • Pioneer Life
  • Tree Planting
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Habitat Construction
  • Interpretive Hikes

To check more interesting features of Phyllis Rawlinson Park, Visit https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/things-to-do/Phyllis-Rawlinson-Park.aspx.

Wildlife Preservation Canada

WPC deals with taking care of endangered animals, making sure that their DNA stays alive wpc_newlogowhile maintaining their habitats and using various scientific techniques in order to do so.

They base their plan on “Urgency of Need” and implement many different ways of helping animals such as conservation breeding and introduction so as to not to accidentally domestic or cause any more issues when trying to repopulate a species.

They have succeeded in bring back low population animals (from numbers as low as 6) all the way to hundreds.

They often hold events and will post them regularly on their site. Donations are available to be given if you so chose to do so as they are a not-for-profit organization any help is appreciated.

Click on the image if you’d like to learn more about them.