Volunteer Opportunties at Kejimkujik
"Volunteers are our partners in a
vision! Lend your hand to protection and recovery
efforts and accept our nature conservation challenges in
the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve. Nature's bounty
and the great spirit of our people will amaze you. Each
year our volunteers contribute thousands of hours to a
great variety of projects. Coming from all ages and
backgrounds, from communities throughout Nova Scotia,
volunteers are helping push the boundaries of nature
What’s in a number?
In 2012, volunteers gathered to celebrate the more than 13,000 volunteer hours they contributed to conservation and restoration projects in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site and the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve. The volunteer program, which is a collaboration of Parks Canada, the Friends of Keji, the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, Bird Studies Canada and Acadia University, is truly unique. It facilitates opportunities for people to contribute in meaningful ways, while providing exclusive experiences
Thirteen thousand is a big
number...so what’s in a number anyway?
Group photo of 107 volunteers
107. The number of volunteers who gathered to celebrate all the great efforts from this year at an annual volunteer celebration last week (photo by Steve Mockford).
250. The number of kilometres of
shoreline surveyed for Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora in
southern Nova Scotia.
25. The number of lakes monitored
for loons as part of the LoonWatch program in Southern
1300. The number of hours
Campground Hosts spent talking to visitors in
133. The number of American Eels
live trapped in Kejimkujik as part of a population
1 Million. The number of green
crabs removed over three years as part of the Coastal
Restoration Project in Kejimkujik Seaside. Volunteers
also helped restore the eel grass population through
planting in the lagoon.
46. The number of piping plover
fledglings monitored on the beaches of Southern Nova
Scotia. Volunteers also helped restore nesting habitat
51. The number of Blanding’s Turtle
nests protected in the three Nova Scotia populations by
volunteers and community members.
710. The number of Brook Trout
tagged this year as part of the trout monitoring program
270. The number of Blanding’s
Turtle hatchlings released this year, some of which were
1,000. The number of members of the
Monarch Butterfly club who plant and maintain
chemical-free gardens. Club member Colin with a
butterfly that emerged from his garden.
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