You cannot protect what you do not know. Nature’s diversity exists all around us. SCCF works with individuals, partners and community groups to promote knowledge of wildlife and natural environments. We work to preserve and protect for all to enjoy, both now and in the future.
Wildlife & Natural Spaces
It’s the holidays, and I can’t get this song out of my head, and those beautiful words sung by our beloved Joni Mitchell,
I wish I had a river.
Admittedly, the song is a good dose of melancholy, and some longing for home, a longing for Canada, where the landscape is rich with rivers so long you could teach your feet to fly.
Things are heating up in our campaign to protect the blue whale and the Gulf of St. Lawrence and I want to share the latest news with you!
Inspired by my father's love of fishing, swimming, and camping in the Birch Cove area near Halifax, I became interested in all things watery and wild. But to date I have not touched the water of Halifax Harbour, in the city where I was raised and choose to live.
In just the last few days, 1,347 concerned people like you have signed and sent a letter asking the government not to settle with a New Jersey company who has been thwarted from developing a destructive quarry in the Bay of Fundy.
Because of you, we have been an instrumental force on this campaign since the beginning, and we’re not going anywhere. But we need your help!
Thirteen years ago, I was hired as a consultant to provide expert advice on the impacts of the Digby Quarry. The local community had become alarmed about the quarry when they heard about plans to build a marine terminal at the site. Clearly, the quarry, which was originally 3.9 hectares –the size of quarry that eludes environmental assessment in Nova Scotia –was going to be much larger than they had thought. Turned out, a 120 hectare quarry was planned, located 50 metres from the shoreline.
Written by Ayesha Khan
What happened in 2017 and why is it significant?
Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) has been instrumental in advocating for green areas in urban settings for years in Alberta’s capital region.
About Wild Child Sierra Club
The Wild Child program of Sierra Club Canada Foundation has been connecting children, youth, and families to nature since 2010. The mission of our Wild Child programs is to provide child led, play based learning through repeated exposure to nature helping to foster a lasting relationship with the natural world.
Wild Child Edmonton & Area
On Monday, February 25th, we will be in court arguing that the licence to drill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is illegal.
Help support Sierra Club Canada Foundation’s efforts to save the bees through our partnership with Armstrong and Blackbury. Until December 19, buy 3 Solitary Pollinator Bee Nests for $60. Be a safe haven this holiday season!
WHY A BEE NEST?
You get us to the highest courts so we can fight to protect the world's most endangered whales.
You demand protections for our irreplaceable Great Lakes.
You fiercely call for a ban of pesticides that are killing bees and other pollinators so critical to the functioning of our ecosystems.
It is our turn to thank you.
Before we publicly launch our Giving Tuesday message this week, we wanted to send you an advanced notice to participate. (We know there were quite a number of folks disappointed last year when we ran out.)