Fall 2017 events with Nature NL

We’ve got lots on the go this fall! See more on our events page here

Tell the City of St. John’s to reject the rezoning of Synod West Wetland

The City of St. John’s has received an application to rezone Synod West Wetland behind Penny Crescent (St. John’s, NL), from Open Space Reserve to Low Density Residential.

 

Citizens of are concerned with the application received by the City to develop 17.5 acres of urban wetland behind Penney Crescent in the East end of St. John’s into a housing development. This wetland has been classified as significant by the city since 1993. Urban wetlands have ecological, aesthetic and flood mitigation functions and its removal may have adverse effects on the local neighbourhood.

 

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 7 p.m., Foran/Greene Room, fourth floor, City Hall to discuss the rezoning of this area from Open Space Reserve to a Residential Low Density Zone. Further information can be found on the public notice about the application.

 

If you support the protection of urban wetlands we urge you to send a signed written statement to the Office of the City Clerk either by mail: P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2; fax: 709-576-8474 or by email:  cityclerk@stjohns.ca. A letter of support is provided below that citizens may expand on and sign.

 

It is time to remind city council of the importance of urban wetlands and that a healthy environment is inextricably linked to the well-being of our community.

 

Download Letter of Support

Bidgoods Park Bird Walk

May talk

Dave Snow and the Wild Things Scholarship

 

Dave Snow started the Wild Things Scholarship with Nature Newfoundland and Labrador to encourage students that have demonstrated an active commitment to nature and the environment. For over 20 years, Dave has supported the next generation of biologists and naturalists through this scholarship.

 

Donations are gratefully accepted to the Wild Things Scholarship in memory of Dave. For more information about the scholarship, please contact us at naturenl@naturenl.ca.




 You can also contribute to to the Wild Things Scholarship in Dave’s memory by mail to Nature NL, PO Box 1013 Stn C, St. John’s  NL Canada, A1C 5M3

Obituary

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of David Albert Snow on April 15, 2017. He leaves behind his beloved children Alan, Angela, and Jennifer; his mother, Grace; sisters Linda and Catherine (Chris); partner Patti-Lynn Coleman and her children Allison and Andrew; nephew Louis; nieces Caitlyn, Christa, Victoria, and Margaret; work wife and friend Ann Simmons; and a wide circle of extended family, friends and, colleagues. Predeceased by his father, Victor Snow, and brother-in-law, Chris Fisher. A Biologist and Naturalist, David was passionate about all creatures great and small and for their well being. David pioneered environmental tourism in the province and helped establish Newfoundland & Labrador as a cruise destination. Winner of awards such as the Governor General’s Award for Conservation and the Heritage Canada Sustainable Tourism Award and multiple National Geographic awards for his company Wildland Tours.  Gone to be with Nicky. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday 1 pm – 9 pm. Memorial service will take place at the Fluvarium on Friday, April 21 at 5 pm. Interment to take place at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations are gratefully accepted to The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium  or the Wild Things Scholarship at Nature NL.

Upcoming Events

  1. Nature NL public talk – Luise Hermanutz

    October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Nature NL public talk – Todd Boland – The Brazilian Pantanal

    November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Nature NL lecture: January 2018

    January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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