Wild Things Scholarship | 2019

Nature Newfoundland and Labrador invites applicants for

The Wild Things Scholarship

 

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This $1000 scholarship recognizes the enthusiasm and efforts of a student whose volunteer activities have helped to conserve or enhance nature in Newfoundland and Labrador. Anyone residing in Newfoundland and Labrador: (1) who are (or will be) enrolled in a post-secondary program and (2) who have demonstrated an active commitment to nature and the environment through their volunteer activities are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

 

The Wild Things Scholarship is one of the many legacies of Dave Snow, who passed in 2017. When barely out of university, Dave challenged Nature NL to establish a scholarship for students who were directly engaged in conservation activities in NL. The Board and members of Nature NL will miss him dearly. Maintaining the scholarship in perpetuity in Dave’s memory is one of the primary goals of our organization.

 

Apply online or via hard copy. Applications will be due March 15th 2019.

 

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NatureNL conducts The Wild Things Scholarship competition; financial support is provided by Wildland Tours (wildlands.com) and an anonymous donor.

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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.

 

Public meetings have been held 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:  cityclerk@stjohns.ca or PO Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2. 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. Healthy environments are linked to the well-being of our community.

 

Download Letter of Support

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