I hope you've been enjoying your winter so far. This week's snowfall finally made it feel like the true snowy season we've all been waiting for.
I can't believe I've been with the Conservancy for almost 3 months now... I've been aware & involved for years as an avid trail user and artist - you may have passed my Sun Catcher in Grant's Woods shimmering between two trees a few years back. However, I had no idea the extent of this organization and the thousands of beautiful acres that have been protected since 1993, not to mention the hundreds of supporters who make what we do possible. It's truly impressive and I'm so proud to call this region, and now the Conservancy, my home.
As I start to ease into my new role and understand how things work around here, I'm excited to get to know my team of Ambassadors! Unfortunately, given the ongoing world circumstances, seeing you in person is still out of reach, but there's definitely ways we can get you involved this winter and continue spreading the word about what we do and how to make a difference.
Getting out on our public trails and chatting with visitors is a fantastic way to safely engage, while enjoying some fresh air and letting us know how things are looking. I've updated our Ambassador Page
so you can confidently head out and report back - big thanks to my predecessor Joelle for putting together our highly informative training materials!
I'd also like to work towards building a Creative Team so we can share more stories & photos of our volunteers, donors, and land owners. I'd love to hear more about your story, why you chose to join our Ambassador Team and how you can help, so please shoot me an email when you have some time.
This winter I'll be working on developing our 2022/23 Passport to Nature program set to launch in April, engaging with our followers on Facebook & Instagram, gathering details for our 2021 Annual Report, and prepping for our AGM on March 5.
Thank you for your ongoing support as an Ambassador and inspiring others to take action to protect places like the Nicholson Nature Reserve
, our newest 100-acre property nestled within the Black River Wildlands.
Here's to protecting land and a promising new year!