MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.
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Throughout the summer we host one short seminar per week, and in the fall and winter months MTRI holds one or two evening talks a month. These talks are usually 30-45 minutes long, about an interesting topic, with snacks and lots of time for questions from the audience at the end. Check out Seminars page to learn more about what's coming up!
Throughout the summer, fall, winter, and spring we host a series of workshops on a variety of topics, including Non-Timber Forest Products, Medicinal Plants, Soils, Edible Mushrooms, Woodlot Demos, and Photography to name a few. Check out our Workshops page to learn what you can learn about at MTRI this year!
The Clapp Conservation Award is a bursary that is given to a high school student located in the seven southern counties of NS who is continuing on to post-secondary to pursue a career in nature conservation. 2014's recipient was Mallory Heim.
The Clapp Conservation Award honours the remarkable efforts of Diane and Harold Clapp, founding members and long-time volunteers who have led by example in building MTRI. The purpose of this award is to encourage and build youth capacity for conservation in southwestern Nova Scotia. MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station. For more information on how to apply for the award, click here. To read more about the Clapp's contribution to MTRI click here.
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Milkweed Seeds Wanted
We are looking for any extra milkweed weed seeds to be mailed to MTRI so that we can use them to create new habitat in the spring! Please send any unwanted seeds to:
9 Mount Merritt Road
PO Box 215
Kempt, Queens County,
Nova Scotia, Canada
Iceland: An Adventure of Moments
Join Paul Newton and Sherry Hudson as they share their photographic journey to Iceland in the fall of 2015. Three years in the dreaming, this journey will take you on a circumnavigation of the world's most active volcanic island. You will visit steaming sulfurous hot springs, endless lava fields covered in verdant moss, vast glaciers aglow in the Northern Lights, mist shrouded mountains, black volcanic sand beaches and waterfalls of every imaginable size. Discover how the rich and dynamic environment taught Sherry and Paul to accept the gifts Iceland had to offer one moment at a time. A 90 minute tale of 4,000 kms, 21days, 8,000 pictures and 1 flat tire.
For a sneak peak at some of the photos from their trip check out their two blog sites below:
Paul Newton www.pxnewton.wordpress.com
Sherry Hudson www.presencephotography.ca