Volunteering Opportunities 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 conservation"
Friends of Keji Volunteer
Walk of Honour
Trail to Success
What’s in a
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?
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
250. The number of
kilometres of shoreline surveyed for Atlantic Coastal Plain
Flora in southern Nova Scotia.
The number of lakes monitored for loons as part of the
LoonWatch program in Southern Nova Scotia.
1300. The number of hours Campground Hosts spent talking to
visitors in Kejimkujik’s campground.
133. The number
of American Eels live trapped in Kejimkujik as part of a
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 in Kejimkujik.
51. The number of Blanding’s Turtle nests
protected in the three Nova Scotia populations by volunteers
and community members.
number of Brook Trout tagged this year as part of the trout
monitoring program in Kejimkujik.
The number of Blanding’s Turtle hatchlings released this
year, some of which were tracked.
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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